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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#16105 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Add info re mobile apps to admin

Reported by: jane Owned by: isaackeyet
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords: has-patch ui-feedback needs-refresh needs-screenshots
Focuses: ui Cc:


Not sure if it belongs in Tools, or in Writing Settings (or whatever that shakes out to be when we redesign settings), or what, but there should be a screen somewhere in the admin that lists/links all the mobile apps, probably in same area as Press This is promoted.

Attachments (3)

patch-16105.diff (769 bytes) - added by isaackeyet 5 years ago.
Patch adds "Mobile Apps" section to Tools with descriptive copy
patch-16105.2.diff (778 bytes) - added by bradparbs 5 years ago.
Changes to wording and capitization
16105.3.diff (873 bytes) - added by celloexpressions 4 years ago.
Put the mobile apps first, update WordPress.org link.

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Change History (17)

#1 @hakre
7 years ago

Nah, I don't think this is necessary. It will only consume space with not much use. Put it in the readme probably.

#2 @dd32
7 years ago

Just droping a note that mobile apps now have a spot on WordPress.org, It's listed as a submenu of Extend.

#3 @scribu
7 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added; 3.2-early removed

#4 @sabreuse
5 years ago

  • Component changed from UI to Administration
  • Keywords ui-focus added

5 years ago

Patch adds "Mobile Apps" section to Tools with descriptive copy

#5 @isaackeyet
5 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch ui-feedback added
  • Owner set to isaackeyet
  • Status changed from new to accepted

^ Section only shows if user has privilegies to post (as the apps are largely useless without posting privilegies anyway).

Fingers crossed!

Last edited 5 years ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

5 years ago

Changes to wording and capitization

#6 @bradparbs
5 years ago

  • Cc brad@… added

Changed the patch to have the word 'and' at the end of the device list, and to make it so we use the same capitalization of 'mobile apps' every time.

This is somewhat of an opinionated change by me, but I think it makes a lot of sense.

4 years ago

Put the mobile apps first, update WordPress.org link.

#7 @celloexpressions
4 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion removed

At this point the WordPress mobile apps are the most important external publishing tools we have. Updated patch puts them first on the screen, before Press This.

#8 follow-up: @markoheijnen
4 years ago

I love the mobile apps but I'm unsure if we should add this to core. It feels a bit to external to me.

#9 in reply to: ↑ 8 @isaackeyet
4 years ago

Replying to markoheijnen:

I love the mobile apps but I'm unsure if we should add this to core. It feels a bit to external to me.

They're the other official way to interact with WordPress. Same name and all. How's that "too external"?

#10 @markoheijnen
4 years ago

With too external I mean that it doesn't interact with wp-admin directly. I do think we should have something in the readme file and maybe with direct links to the apps instead of wordpress.org/mobile.

Also not that the link to iOS on .org doesn't work. It uses http://itunes.com/app/wordpress2 instead of http://itunes.com/app/wordpress.

#11 @celloexpressions
4 years ago

I wouldn't worry much about the fact that these are technically different pieces of software, because that's a necessary constraint of the medium. What matters is the users' perspective.

The mobile apps are probably used by many, many more people than any of the other "tools" we have on this page, and at the end of the day adding a link to them informs more users about them and allows them to discover this alternate way to use WordPress.

Average users don't look at readme files, developers do. The mobile apps are user-oriented, not developer-oriented, so we should link to them in the UI. The APIs that the apps use should be documented in the readme file.

The single link to WordPress.org is the most elegant solution, otherwise we're including links to pages that we don't control and that could change; I think that's when the "too external" concern could become more valid.

#12 @chriscct7
3 years ago

  • Severity changed from minor to normal

#13 @celloexpressions
2 years ago

  • Keywords needs-refresh needs-screenshots added

I am no longer in favor of this. The development of the mobile apps is fairly Automattic-centric (based on who contributes), and other tools such as press this and even core now offer better experiences on mobile devices. The tools screen is not well located, and adding more to it probably isn't a great idea until a better solution is found. Might make more sense to move the info there to the dashboard.

#14 @johnbillion
2 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from accepted to closed
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