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Opened 17 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#124 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

"Publish" button is redunant and confusing.

Reported by: tor Owned by: matt
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: trivial Version: 1.2
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Please remove the "publish" button on post.php
The ability to set the status of the post should be taken care of only in one spot on a given page.

What happens when you do a writeup on something private, check the radio as private and hit publish? You have a conceptual collision on what the behavior of the publish button should do.

Basically, it comes down to the fact that if there's only one way of setting the post's status, there is *no* way confusion can occur due to UI conflicts.

Change History (4)

#2 @mark
17 years ago

The publish button does exactly what it says: "Publish". If you were to click on the "publish" radio button then click save that would be an extra, unnecessary step. Publish is there as a button because it is the most commonly used. I realized this the first time I used WP (1.01). If you want to store something as private, you click the private radio button then click save.

#3 @majelbstoat
17 years ago

I agree with tor on this. Doing away with the radio buttons and just having a set of buttons along the button would be best, IMO. The code in post.php has post-status set to two different values for differing parts of the file which is confusing, and I myself have made this error a couple of times. It's all to easy to just hit the big "Publish" button and have possibly private notes made public.

Kind of posted on this subject as well on bug 0000098.

#4 @matt
17 years ago

  • Owner changed from anonymous to matt
  • Resolution changed from 10 to 90
  • Status changed from new to closed

We'll have to agree to disagree.

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