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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#17783 closed enhancement (invalid)

Inconsistent theme management screens

Reported by: scribu Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description (last modified by scribu)

On single-site you have tabs, while on multi-site you have an "Add New" button:

/wp-admin/themes.php (single-site):


/wp-admin/themes.php (multi-site):


/wp-admin/network/themes.php (multi-site):


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themes.png (7.4 KB) - added by scribu 7 years ago.
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Change History (14)

7 years ago

7 years ago

#1 @scribu
7 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)

#2 @nacin
7 years ago

What's the inconsistency?

Single-site WP: The user can manage themes and install themes.

Multi-site WP: The user can only manage themes. (This is also the same view in single-site WP if the user can't install themes.) No need for tabs. Themes and plugins must be installed through the network admin.

Network/ Themes: The administrator can add new themes.

7 years ago

#3 @scribu
7 years ago

The inconsistency is that on single-site you have tabs and on multi-site you have an "Add New" button.

#4 @scribu
7 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)

#5 @nacin
7 years ago

Tabs remain an experiment. The plugins screen doesn't have them either.

There isn't much deliberate parallelism between the network admin and the regular admin. In particular, the themes management page looks completely different -- list table versus tiles.

Suggest close as wontfix. Once a direction is decided on tabs, we can choose how to implement.

#6 @scribu
7 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

It's a bug. Please don't close it until it's fixed, one way or another.

Also, I think there should be consistency in the theme display as well. Jane mentioned using list tables on all screens.

Last edited 7 years ago by scribu (previous) (diff)

#7 @nacin
7 years ago

  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

#8 @scribu
7 years ago

  • Version set to 3.0

If it's a usability experiment, how long does it have to run? Hasn't the user feedback been collected by now?

Sidenote: I must admit the tabs look a little better than in 3.0.

#9 @helen
4 years ago

  • Keywords needs-ui removed
  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Well, the tabs aren't there anymore. There are other inconsistencies, especially as of 3.8, but maybe let's just move on to new tickets for those.

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