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Opened 20 months ago

Closed 3 months ago

#21636 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Add category dropdown to QuickPress in Dashboard

Reported by: jane Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: lowest
Severity: minor Version: 3.4.1
Component: Administration Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:

Description

This would make QuickPress more useful to people who use categories instead of tags, have been meaning to do this for years.

Attachments (2)

21636.diff (211.9 KB) - added by bootsz 20 months ago.
Adds Categories checkbox list to the QuickPress widget
quickpress_categories.png (44.0 KB) - added by bootsz 20 months ago.
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Change History (8)

bootsz20 months ago

Adds Categories checkbox list to the QuickPress widget

bootsz20 months ago

Screenshot

comment:1 bootsz20 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch ui-feedback added

This is really easy to implement, but there's definitely some UI considerations to be made (How many categories to show at once? Should some fields be hidden/collapsed by default to conserve space?)

Current patch still has one issue to be resolved, which is that the categories list seems to disappear after submitting the form.

comment:2 bootsz20 months ago

  • Cc sbutze@… added

comment:3 bpetty20 months ago

  • Keywords needs-patch removed

comment:4 follow-up: tar.gz20 months ago

  • Cc code@… added

FIY, here is another proposal for the improvement of the QuickPress widget: #21754.

I made a mockup variation that includes your categories list:

http://core.trac.wordpress.org/attachment/ticket/21754/quickpress-improved-02.png

In my proposal, the list is divided into columns - this should be quite easy to achieve with a CSS media query for the browsers that support it.

comment:5 in reply to: ↑ 4 bootsz20 months ago

Replying to tar.gz:

FIY, here is another proposal for the improvement of the QuickPress widget: #21754.

I made a mockup variation that includes your categories list:

http://core.trac.wordpress.org/attachment/ticket/21754/quickpress-improved-02.png

In my proposal, the list is divided into columns - this should be quite easy to achieve with a CSS media query for the browsers that support it.

Mockup looks good. I brought this up in the UI group chat last week and there was some resistance to the idea of adding categories. Reason being that it might be a "slippery slope" toward adding too many things onto QuickPress/The Dashboard. We definitely want to make sure to keep clutter to a minimum. Still, if anything I think categories should take priority over tags anyway, as they're generally more important.

comment:6 helen3 months ago

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

QuickPress got even more simplified and became Quick Draft. No longer applicable.

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