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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 22 months ago

#15139 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Texteditor: link button always enabled

Reported by: olalindberg Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Editor Keywords: ux-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


When you make a link you are forced to write the text in the editor and select the text before the link button is usable. I have seen users fail to understad this and getting stuck at creating links.

It might be better if the link button was enabled as default and if no text was selected a textfield with the link text appeared in the insert/edit link.

Another alternative is that the link text textfield (just mentioned) is visible all times but if text is selected it's written there by default. Otherwise it's left blank.

Change History (5)

#1 @nacin
5 years ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback added; ui link texteditor removed
  • Owner set to jane
  • Status changed from new to assigned

#2 @voyagerfan5761
5 years ago

  • Cc WordPress@… added

#3 @nacin
5 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Editor
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

#4 @jane
4 years ago

  • Owner jane deleted

#5 @azaozz
22 months ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

This works better now: if no text is selected, an empty link is inserted. The user can add the linked text after.

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