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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#17312 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Contextual Help Tab Updates For Changed Features

Reported by: dougwrites Owned by: westi
Milestone: 3.2 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.2
Component: Administration Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Some of the new features are creating small inaccuracies in the current help tabs content. Here's my current list:

  1. The DFW screen/zone/space/mode supercedes the old fullscreen in visual mode for posts. Patch attached for what it currently looks like. Could change as DFW is tweaked.
  1. If the Make/UI discussion leads to no title bars or dashboard changes, this will require some easy but comprehensive changes in the help tabs for several screens, starting with Dashboard and Widgets.
  1. Haven't found, yet, any changes needed for AJAX tables, Press This, or Multisite. More eyeballs?
  1. The new Twenty Eleven theme seems to have exposed that there is no pre-set, individualized help tab attached when any theme creates a theme options screen. I'm thinking this should be a different ticket because this is an existing hole rather than a new one created by the changes.

Attachments (7)

HelpTabsDFWpostspages.patch (6.8 KB) - added by dougwrites 3 years ago.
HelpTabsAddPostsPages2.patch (6.8 KB) - added by dougwrites 3 years ago.
Latest draft of changes for Add/Edit Post/Page
DashboardHelpTab.patch (3.6 KB) - added by dougwrites 3 years ago.
One of the two tabs with major changes
DashboardHelpTab2.patch (3.6 KB) - added by dougwrites 3 years ago.
Same patch with s/bottow/bottom
MultisiteHelpTabs.patch (8.7 KB) - added by dougwrites 3 years ago.
Very small changes for clarity, accuracy, and cleanliness.
CreditsHelpTab.patch (1.2 KB) - added by dougwrites 3 years ago.
New help tab to replace generic "Codex and Forums"
OmnibusHelpTabs.patch (28.0 KB) - added by dougwrites 3 years ago.
Includes all of my other patches above, as well as small things from my sweep of all the site admin screens

Download all attachments as: .zip

Change History (15)

comment:1 dougwrites3 years ago

I should have said, re: Make/UI, "metaboxes with no title bars, or other dashboard changes," :)

comment:2 ocean903 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 3.2

comment:3 dougwrites3 years ago

Reminder for final version: the hyphen makes "distraction-free writing" clearer.

comment:4 dougwrites3 years ago

Question: can we have specific help tab content for the new screens in 3.2? Credits is easy -- describe the functionality of creating a profile on wp.org/trac/codex/support forums. I put a draft up on #17384 but can move it here and put it in my omnibus patch.

It's better for consistency to have specific help tabs for all screens, but Freedoms has a counterargument: the only functionality is "follow the links" and anything to be said maybe should be visible (and already is) in the screen itself. This is in line with the position that the Freedoms screen should be there even in all site admins in a multisite network.

dougwrites3 years ago

Latest draft of changes for Add/Edit Post/Page

dougwrites3 years ago

One of the two tabs with major changes

comment:5 dougwrites3 years ago

The two patches I've already uploaded, for Add New Post/Page and Dashboard, should be far and away the help tabs that needed the most complicated updating. I'm expecting any other tabs would need tiny changes at most. Of course, Theme Options (now separate ticket #17357), Credits, and Freedoms still don't have non-generic help.

dougwrites3 years ago

Same patch with s/bottow/bottom

comment:6 dougwrites3 years ago

About to upload a patch for my sweep of all the network admin help tabs. Anyone have a guesstimate of how much longer I have to get more small changes in with enough time to review before RC/string freeze hits?

dougwrites3 years ago

Very small changes for clarity, accuracy, and cleanliness.

dougwrites3 years ago

New help tab to replace generic "Codex and Forums"

dougwrites3 years ago

Includes all of my other patches above, as well as small things from my sweep of all the site admin screens

comment:7 dougwrites3 years ago

Have now put everything I could find, for this ticket, into one patch, if that makes it easier.

Last edited 3 years ago by dougwrites (previous) (diff)

comment:8 westi3 years ago

  • Owner set to westi
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In [18092]:

Help Tab text updatates. Fixes #17312 prop dougwrites.

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