WordPress importer UX/UI review
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The newly improved WordPress WXR importer needs some UX love to improve it further!
A few things that I know need improving:
Results and feedback
Currently you will either see "All done. Have fun!" or a list of errors and "All done. Have fun!". Clearly this isn't really enough information. The old importer listed every single item being imported and associated errors, which I thought was too much information for a large import. My thoughts was to do something like show the red error message block if any errors occur and have a JS enabled link in this to show a more detailed list of items that were not imported, followed by a table of results displaying the number of succeses, failures and skips (for content already present) for each of the separate sets of data imported.
These need to be useful, there's not much point in saying something went wrong but not giving enough information to diagnose the real issue. They also need to be displayed well (see above), an example of a weird one is trying to import a WXR 1.0 file with an author with a display name non-[a-zA-Z].
The fix for #13627 needs to be done properly. The role a new user will be imported as is now being displayed but I don't think it's prominent enough yet. You'll see that it's mentioned on step two when choosing how authors will be imported, but if you're someone like me who often only skims instructions it is pretty easy to miss. Maybe some bold/highlighting and another reminder on the final screen?
Anything else people notice as not clear enough when giving the importer a test.