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Opened 17 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#22466 new enhancement

Want to View Pending Comments From Dashboard

Reported by: miqrogroove Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Comments Keywords: ux-feedback
Focuses: administration Cc:

Description

This is a very awkward aspect of WordPress that I'm just attempting to articulate for the first time: In the Recent Comments dashboard widget, there is no way to view fully the pending comments.

What it should link to:

  • View Comment
  • View Post
  • Approve Comment
  • Edit Comment
  • Spam Comment
  • Trash Comment

What it does instead:

  • Visitor's site or e-mail address
  • Edit Related Post
  • View Related Post
  • Reply to Comment
  • Approve Comment
  • Edit Comment
  • Spam Comment
  • Trash Comment

So there are several obvious points of confusion here.

Why would I want to reply to a comment that is pending approval, still hidden, and not even fully displayed to me?

Why can't I see the whole comment? It only shows me an excerpt here, and in order to actually read the comment I have to click over to Comments on the admin menu and find what I'm looking for manually.

Why does the most prominent link for the comment take me to the post editing screen? When is this ever useful?

Why is the post link displayed as a tiny little "#"?

Change History (6)

comment:1 miqrogroove17 months ago

p.s. The first three links (visitor's site, edit post, view post) have no title attribute. This also adds to the confusion.

comment:2 follow-up: SergeyBiryukov17 months ago

It only shows me an excerpt here, and in order to actually read the comment I have to click over to Comments on the admin menu and find what I'm looking for manually.

Why not just click "Edit" instead?

Why is the post link displayed as a tiny little "#"?

"#" is actually a link to the comment on front end. It's not displayed there if it's pending though.

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 miqrogroove17 months ago

Replying to SergeyBiryukov:

Why not just click "Edit" instead?

It's the wrong format. It shows raw HTML and such junk that does not correspond to what I'm approving, i.e. how it will look if approved.

comment:4 SergeyBiryukov17 months ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback added

comment:6 jeremyfelt3 months ago

  • Component changed from Administration to Comments
  • Focuses admin added
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