Logged-out notice in post edit page is easily missed — at Version 2
|Reported by:||RanYanivHartstein||Owned by:|
Description (last modified by lloydbudd)
When a user gets logged out during post editing, a small warning appears bellow the post editor, next to the word count. This warning states that changes will not be saved until user logs in again - but it's a small notice and is very easily missed.
Since this can be potentially catastrophic for users writing long posts while relying on auto-save, a bigger and more prominent notice probably makes more sense.
ENV: WP 3.0
This bug can be reproduced in WordPress 3.0 by opening two tabs – one tab with a blog’s Dashboard, and another tab with the same blog’s New Post page. In the Dashboard, click Logout, then switch to the New Post tab. Here, enter any text in the post’s title, then hit Tab to switch to the editor. This will trigger the permalink preview, which will in turn trigger the notice about being logged out: “ALERT: You are logged out! Could not save draft. Please log in again.”
The notice comes from wp-admin/admin-ajax.php, in line 36.
Currently behavior was introduced by #7630, where it was already noted "maybe something more obvious needed"