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Opened 19 months ago

Last modified 7 weeks ago

#22198 new enhancement

Realigning the Discussions Settings page

Reported by: saltcod Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.4.2
Component: Comments Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:

Description

[I looked for some tikets for this but didn't find any directly related, so hopefully I haven't missed a big one out there floating around.]

The Discussions Settings page (options-discussion.php) always trips me up when setting up a new site. There's a lot of options, descriptions, directions, etc on that page — much of which is probably unavoidable. When I visit it, I always think that the hierarchy isn't quite right.

To help with this, I thought of two half-measures.

  1. A very simple solution:

Put the "Allow people to post comments on new posts" at the top of the options list, with a little space below it. That would make that option the most prominent on the page, without making it stand out too much.

Like this:
http://f.cl.ly/items/3e0c062W0N1l3J2D0q0Y/Screen%20shot%202012-10-15%20at%2011.56.02%20AM.png

  1. A more involved solution:

I really like the new click-to-reveal-the-options at work in the "Page on Front" (#16379) workflow and thought it might work well here.

*Something* in this direction:
http://f.cl.ly/items/022A1G3k0O3q0g1u380L/Screen%20shot%202012-10-15%20at%2012.12.09%20PM.png

The first could be accomplished for 3.5, but the second re-working could be a further down the line item.

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22198.diff (1.8 KB) - added by obenland 4 months ago.
Rearranges hierarchy in default articles settings

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Change History (14)

comment:1 DrewAPicture19 months ago

  • Cc xoodrew@… added

+1 for the second one. I too really like the "reveal-when-enabled" functionality added to the Page on Front settings.

comment:2 follow-ups: nacin19 months ago

Just because you can set new posts to have comments off by default, doesn't mean that all of the other options can be hidden — they are still applicable.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 saltcod19 months ago

Replying to nacin:

Just because you can set new posts to have comments off by default, doesn't mean that all of the other options can be hidden — they are still applicable.

For sure. My quick mockup doesn't account for any of the logic / grouping that would need to happen.

Any thoughts on the first option? I feel like that option is primarily why I go to that page (at least the first time) but it's a bit hidden.

comment:4 in reply to: ↑ 2 DrewAPicture19 months ago

Replying to nacin:

Just because you can set new posts to have comments off by default, doesn't mean that all of the other options can be hidden — they are still applicable.

Was just commenting to this effect.

Replying to saltcod:

Any thoughts on the first option? I feel like that option is primarily why I go to that page (at least the first time) but it's a bit hidden.

I can certainly see rearranging the hierarchy of the options to make things more clear.

comment:5 scribu19 months ago

  • Component changed from Comments to UI

comment:6 knutsp17 months ago

  • Cc knut@… added

comment:7 DrewAPicture15 months ago

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

obenland4 months ago

Rearranges hierarchy in default articles settings

comment:8 obenland4 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

comment:9 SergeyBiryukov4 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 3.9

comment:10 jeremyfelt3 months ago

  • Component changed from Administration to Comments
  • Focuses administration added

comment:11 ircbot8 weeks ago

This ticket was mentioned in IRC in #wordpress-dev by obenland. View the logs.

comment:12 helen7 weeks ago

  • Milestone changed from 3.9 to Future Release

As mentioned in IRC, holding off on this given explorations being done on revamping settings screens entirely.

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