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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#19745 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Login Form Dropdown

Reported by: dancole Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 3.3.1
Component: Toolbar Keywords: close
Focuses: Cc:


It would improve user experience if the login button on the admin bar had a dropdown with a login form. This only applies to websites that show the admin bar to logged out users.

Attachments (2)

19745.diff (1.5 KB) - added by dancole 10 years ago.
Add Login button and submenu form to Admin Bar
19745_link.diff (512 bytes) - added by dancole 10 years ago.
Adds only Login Button

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Change History (7)

#1 @dd32
10 years ago

  • Keywords close added

Since core doesn't display a logged out admin bar, and you require a plugin to do so, This feels like plugin-material to me.

#2 @nacin
10 years ago

Per a discussion at the core team summit last month, we'd like to automatically add the Log In button (currently handled by http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/logged-out-admin-bar/) in case the toolbar is forced to show for logged-out users. Then all a plugin like that needs to do is show the bar for logged-out users.

I think this ticket is definitely plugin material, however.

10 years ago

Add Login button and submenu form to Admin Bar

10 years ago

Adds only Login Button

#3 @dancole
10 years ago

  • Keywords ui-feedback added

I agree with the core team discussion. It seams odd to not pair a Log in button with a Log out button in the admin bar.

As far a the log in form, I see core and plugin territory over lapping to some degree. This enhancement can be easily implemented. However, I believe it should be in core for the following reasons:

  • It is the best default state from a user experience point of view. It reduces the number of page requests and clicks a user has to make.
  • It adds little over head and uses the same sub menu functions as the WP logo.
  • It could allow people to still visit the login page, in the same way other parent menu items do.

I've attached two different diffs. The later, 19745_link.diff is only the login button. The former, 19745.diff does an okay job of adding the login button and dropdown form, but something is wrong with the style (it appears fuzzy to me). I'd like to know what the correct way of doing the css would be, even if this ticket is marked as wontfix.

#4 @iseulde
8 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Toolbar

#5 @helen
8 years ago

  • Keywords ui-feedback removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

If core itself displayed the toolbar when logged out, I could go for this. But we don't, so this is a wontfix.

As for your CSS, I don't see anything in particular that would make something fuzzy, but it could help to see what exactly is fuzzy.

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