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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#12591 closed task (blessed) (fixed)

Display gray prompt text in title and body fields of post/page editor

Reported by: jane Owned by:
Milestone: 3.0 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: UI Keywords: prompt, label, usability
Focuses: Cc:


In the original 2.7 design mockups, the title field didn't get a postbox/header for the sake of clean design, but used a gray text prompt (Enter Title) to make it clear what the box was for. After helping some super newbies last week at WC Ireland, I realized that we never did that, and that new users get confused about what to do when they land on the New Post (or Page) screen. Let's add in the gray prompt text.

Title field: "Enter title"
Body text box: "Write your post [page] here."

Attachments (2)

enter-title.diff (1.4 KB) - added by meheranandk 6 years ago.
Patch to Show "Enter title here" (Include enter-title.js as well)
enter-title.js (272 bytes) - added by meheranandk 6 years ago.
Place file in wp-admin/js directory

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Change History (9)

#2 @iammattthomas
6 years ago

  • Cc mt@… added

6 years ago

Patch to Show "Enter title here" (Include enter-title.js as well)

6 years ago

Place file in wp-admin/js directory

#3 @nacin
6 years ago

Per discussion in IRC, we're going to avoid TinyMCE and go with just the title field, at least for 3.0, which was the only thing that came out of the usability studies anyway.

#4 @nacin
6 years ago

(In [13964]) Add 'enter title here' text to title box. see #12591

#5 @nacin
6 years ago

(In [13969]) Fix display of 'enter title here'. see #12591

#6 @nacin
6 years ago

A note on [13969] -- a missing string "Page saved." was in my testbed at the time of commit, after discovering earlier that the page strings were one off from the post strings. Needed to be added anyway, just wanted to note that it was intentional (though not bundled with this commit).

#7 @nacin
6 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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