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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#21208 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Redundant 'View Post' links

Reported by: johnbillion Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 3.3
Component: UI Keywords: ux-feedback ui-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


When you're editing an existing post (or page), there are two 'View Post' links on the editing screen. One in the admin toolbar and one next to the sample permalink.

When you edit and save a post, you get another 'View Post' link in case two wasn't enough for you.

The 'View Post' link (button?) next to the sample permalink is redundant and I think it should be removed. Thoughts?

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Change History (9)

9 years ago

#1 @scribu
9 years ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback added

#2 @knutsp
9 years ago

  • Cc knut@… added

I would like to keep them all. No harm in any of them. But if one have to go, remove the button close to the permalink.

#3 in reply to: ↑ description @ericlewis
9 years ago

Replying to johnbillion:

The 'View Post' link (button?) next to the sample permalink is redundant and I think it should be removed. Thoughts?

Although it is a redundancy, I believe having a View Post" link somewhere within the Edit screen is a UI gain. Although its current location is definitely undesirable - "View Posts" is quite unrelated to Editing a Permalink.

I'd like to suggest to move the View Post button to the Publish meta box. Although "View Post" is not technically a "Publish" action, saving a post and viewing a post are very related activities. This would allow users to hit Update/Publish and immediately be in the vicinity of "View Post." Thoughts?

#4 @ericlewis
9 years ago

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

#5 @helenyhou
9 years ago

Publish metabox is already pretty cluttered, and that won't work out well with longer string lengths.

#6 @helenyhou
9 years ago

Related/semi-duplicate: #18306

#7 @nacin
9 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

I think if we go in the direction of #18306 (which has traction), we will be eliminating the extra button, which will solve this as well.

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