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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#21354 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Prefix toolbar site menu title with "Visit " when in the admin.

Reported by: lessbloat Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Toolbar Keywords: needs-refresh ui-feedback
Focuses: ui Cc:

Description

2 out of the 3 users we tested had a hard time finding a link to view their site from the admin.

What if we simply added the word “Visit” in front of the site title in the toolbar when you are in the admin, and to delete the single drop down option when you’re not using multi-site.

The view of the menu from the site would stay the same. Something like this:

http://f.cl.ly/items/322O2i1s1z1909012e19/visit-site-link.png

Props to @sabreuse for the idea.

Attachments (2)

21354.diff (924 bytes) - added by lessbloat 9 years ago.
Quick stab at a patch for this
21354.2.diff (975 bytes) - added by lessbloat 9 years ago.
Added "Dashboard" to front-end link

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Change History (13)

@lessbloat
9 years ago

Quick stab at a patch for this

#2 @helenyhou
9 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 3.5

For consideration. lessbloat will test the heck out of this and perhaps a couple of different configurations.

#3 follow-up: @helenyhou
9 years ago

Discussed briefly in UI bug scrub today. Testing scenarios should probably also include changing the front end text to read "Dashboard" for the top level item as well as only changing the link in the admin. Reasoning behind changing the text on both sides is that once it's not consistent anymore, it quickly becomes even more confusing what it does without the action identifier.

This actually just happened to me: Scrolled way down on a P2, reading. Wanted to go back home, so clicked on the site title item in the toolbar. Got taken back to the dashboard and was momentarily a little confused as to what I had done. I should know better - surely this happens to somebody else who is not (supposed to be) a power user.

#4 in reply to: ↑ 3 @nacin
9 years ago

Replying to helenyhou:

This actually just happened to me: Scrolled way down on a P2, reading. Wanted to go back home, so clicked on the site title item in the toolbar. Got taken back to the dashboard and was momentarily a little confused as to what I had done. I should know better - surely this happens to somebody else who is not (supposed to be) a power user.

You might have been tripped up if you were used to WP.com, which does link back to the front page.

@lessbloat
9 years ago

Added "Dashboard" to front-end link

#5 follow-up: @nacin
9 years ago

I'm not really sold on this. I tried a different style like italics but it doesn't really work. What about something like small caps:

http://f.cl.ly/items/0y0Y3N2p3c0440051e35/Screen%20Shot%202012-09-24%20at%2010.12.36%20PM.png

#6 in reply to: ↑ 5 @lessbloat
9 years ago

Replying to nacin:

What about something like small caps:

Not sure that works either. It just sort of looks out of place to me. I'm not so worried about landing this now that the welcome screen has a link to visit your site.

Feel free to mark as wontfix or maybelater if you're not feeling it.

#7 @helenyhou
9 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 3.5 to Future Release

Even though I'm one of those confused users (and I don't really use .com all that much, but it could be why I'm more confused than I think I should be), not seeing a good solution here, or any user testing. New welcome panel content certainly helps. Punting.

#8 @knutsp
9 years ago

  • Cc knut@… added

#9 @chriscct7
6 years ago

  • Focuses ui added
  • Keywords needs-refresh ui-feedback added; has-patch removed

#10 @helen
6 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

There's a dropdown that says "Visit Site" now along with an icon, I think we're good.

#11 @chriscct7
6 years ago

Great, thanks @helen! :)

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