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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#13952 closed feature request (fixed)

WP admin isn't iPad/touch friendly

Reported by: denis-de-bernardy's profile Denis-de-Bernardy Owned by: azaozz's profile azaozz
Milestone: 3.3 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0
Component: UI Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description (last modified by Denis-de-Bernardy)

The current UI has links that only show when hovered. In the posts, pages and comments management screens for instance.

Could we give some thoughts, in 3.1, to users who have no mouse?

Change History (12)

#1 @Denis-de-Bernardy
14 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)

#2 @westi
14 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 3.1 to Future Release

Moving out of 3.1 for now until the scope for this release is discussed

#4 @wojtek.szkutnik
14 years ago

I just checked the mentioned screens, all of the hover-only elements are visible on my iPod Touch

#5 @Denis-de-Bernardy
14 years ago

They don't on the iPad/iOS3.2.

#6 @maft
13 years ago

Similar to the initial thread I would like to see improvements to the 'touch' features of WP-Admin. Yesterday I wanted to change the side-bar widgets on my iPad while I was out and about. However, drag and drop doesn't work on a touch-screen device (tried on iPhone and Android too).

One 'simple' workaround would be to have a drop-down box in the sidebar area to add a widget from a list. Yes, it may be a little step 'backwards' but as more and more people use tablets and phones for day-to-day admin then I feel it's something that should be looked at at least.

#7 @STDestiny
13 years ago

  • Cc STDestiny added

The latest nightlies have moved the link to the Network Admin into a drop down that doesn't work on the iPad since it doesn't support hover.

#8 @ocean90
13 years ago

For widgets you can enable the accessibility mode via screen options.

But if you click on the link, the drop down menu should open.

#9 @Elpie
13 years ago

  • Cc Elpie added

Along with improvements for iPad & touch devices, I'd like to see improvements for keyboard-only users. Navigation around the backend is a nightmare if you are only using keyboards. This really is an accessibility issue (general, all-round accessibility for everyone).

#10 @jane
13 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 3.3
  • Owner set to azaozz
  • Status changed from new to assigned

3.3 is adding support for touch/tablets.

New tickets needed for keyboard navigation as that is a separate issue. If opening a ticket(s) for that, please identify which elements are not currently accessible via keyboard. Thanks.

#11 @azaozz
13 years ago

  • The CSS for iPad and friends was improved as part of the responsive admin.
  • Links "on hover" are always shown for mobile devices.
  • Touch works well (out of the box) with the admin menu and bar.
  • Visual editor is supported (and enabled) on iOS5.

The only thing that currently doesn't work is dragging of postboxes, widgets, menus, etc. Was hoping jQuery UI would implement that, it needs touch aware ui.mouse.js.

#12 @azaozz
12 years ago

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

Fixed for now, dragging UI sortable elements should preferably be in UI.

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