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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#14314 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Show notice when editing the "Front Page" or "Posts Page" if a static front page is used

Reported by: RanYanivHartstein Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: lowest
Severity: minor Version:
Component: UI Keywords: ux-feedback
Focuses: Cc:

Description

When using a static page instead of latest posts for the front page of the blog, two pages on the blog become "special" - the page chosen to be used as the front page, and the page chosen to be used as the posts page. This is set in Settings > Reading > Front page displays...

However, the special function of these two pages is not reflected anywhere else in the Dashboard, which may lead to confusion.

For example, when WordPress displays the page chosen for the Posts Page, it ignores that page's content and instead displays the latest posts. However, users are still able to edit that page's content, and they have no way of knowing that their edits will be ignored.

Also, when editing the page chosen for the Front Page, users should be made aware that their edits will be more visible on the site then edits made to other pages.

I propose two changes:

In the Pages screen (wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page), show some kind of badge next to these two pages, to advertise their functions to any users who may be viewing the list. This can also help when users have a lot of pages and simply have trouble locating the page chosen for Front Page.

In the Edit Page screen (wp-admin/post.php?post=#&action=edit), show a clear notice when editing the pages chosen for the Front Page and the Posts Page, and possibly disable editing by default for the page chosen for the Posts Page.

This disabling can be made overridable in Settings > Reading > Front page or in a theme's functions.php, if that page's content is somehow still set to be displayed somewhere.

Attachments (3)

Front Page Displays - Pages.png (15.2 KB) - added by RanYanivHartstein 7 years ago.
Mockup of Pages screen with badges for Front Page and Posts Page
Front Page Displays - Edit Page.png (11.1 KB) - added by RanYanivHartstein 7 years ago.
Mockup of Edit Page screen with notice for Posts Page
Front-Page-Displays---Pages(icons).jpg (138.0 KB) - added by studionashvegas 6 years ago.
Edit of OP

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Change History (7)

@RanYanivHartstein
7 years ago

Mockup of Pages screen with badges for Front Page and Posts Page

@RanYanivHartstein
7 years ago

Mockup of Edit Page screen with notice for Posts Page

#1 @RanYanivHartstein
7 years ago

I attached two mock-ups of what this may look like.

#2 @nacin
6 years ago

  • Component changed from General to UI
  • Keywords ux-feedback added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release
  • Priority changed from normal to lowest
  • Severity changed from normal to minor

Let's avoid a big notice on post.php -- but I do like the idea of a -- Posts Page indicator the way we have -- Draft, -- Sticky, etc. Obviously, we'd also want this in line with the core UI, which these are not.

#3 @studionashvegas
6 years ago

Added a mockup of the pages screen with admin images used (home and posts icon)

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

#17470 has more traction.

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