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Opened 15 months ago

Closed 15 months ago

Last modified 15 months ago

#23348 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Add Contribute Link in W icon dropdown in admin toolbar

Reported by: mt_suzette Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.5.1
Component: Toolbar Keywords: ui-feedback
Focuses: Cc:

Description

The path to find out how to contribute is several levels deep in WordPress itself. Right now, you have to click on the W icon, then About WordPress, then the Credits tab, and then scroll down to the bottom of that page to see a micro link in the footer: Want to see your name in lights on this page? Get involved in WordPress.

Also, only Core Contributors are on this list so it gives a false promise of being listed on this page if you contribute which is not the case.

We discussed adding a link in #wordpress-sfd and everyone thought this would be a good idea so that more people could find out how to get started in contribution.

I am new to creating tickets so please let me know if there is any other information you need!

Change History (10)

comment:1 mt_suzette15 months ago

Here is the discussion from #wordpress-sfd:

mt_Suzette: Wouldn't be helpful to point /encourage people to contribute somewhere in WordPress itself? Like in the dashboard? or welcome screen?

[1:55pm] Siobhan: I think there is something on the welcome screen

[1:56pm] Siobhan: Maybe a Contribute link on the menu with the WordPress logo in the admin bar. That's probably one for the community group tho

[1:57pm] DrewAPicture: That would be awesome

[1:57pm] mt_Suzette: I looked on the Welcome Screen, I didn't see anything about how to get started contributing, just a link of where to start

[1:57pm] mt_Suzette: (using WordPress)

[1:57pm] Siobhan: hrm

[1:57pm] Siobhan: Maybe raise a ticket on Trac? Make the suggestion?

[1:58pm] DrewAPicture: It might be on credits page?

[1:58pm] DrewAPicture: At the bottom of the credits tab: Want to see your name in lights on this page? Get involved in WordPress.

[1:58pm] DrewAPicture: Links to http://codex.wordpress.org/Contributing_to_WordPress

[1:59pm] Siobhan: The problem with that is, the credits tab is just core folks

[1:59pm] Siobhan: And we don't want to indicate that people can get there by contributing to any area

[2:01pm] mt_Suzette: I couldn't find the credits page, but I have seen it before

[2:02pm] Siobhan: I can't find it either

[2:03pm] JerrySarcastic: from the dashboard, click on the WordPress icon>About WordPress and then click on the tab Credits

[2:04pm] JerrySarcastic: Easy, am I right?

[2:04pm] Siobhan: are you ever wrong?

[2:04pm] JerrySarcastic: Ask my lady...

[2:04pm] mt_Suzette: Yes, I see it now, but that seems rather hidden

[2:05pm] JerrySarcastic: That's an understatement.  

[2:05pm] DrewAPicture: I like the idea of a make.wordpress.org link in the W dropdown though.

[2:05pm] DrewAPicture: Especially if we get a makeover on that page

[2:05pm] Siobhan: yeah, that would be nice

[2:05pm] JerrySarcastic: Esp. if it says something simple, like "Contribute" in teh dropdown

[2:06pm] Siobhan: Alright - that's something we can all approve of

[2:06pm] Siobhan: Someone open a ticket on trace?

[2:06pm] Siobhan: ^trac
Last edited 15 months ago by DrewAPicture (previous) (diff)

comment:2 DrewAPicture15 months ago

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comment:3 JerrySarcastic15 months ago

  • Cc fittingsites@… added

comment:4 markoheijnen15 months ago

My opinion is that WordPress core is not the place for a contribute link. However it should be more prominent on WordPress.org and the make websites.

comment:5 follow-up: nacin15 months ago

Until there is an top-dollar entrance/landing page for contributing to all things WordPress (which I hope comes in 2013), thinking we should pass on this.

comment:6 mt_Suzette15 months ago

  • Cc mt_Suzette added
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:7 SergeyBiryukov15 months ago

  • Component changed from Inline Docs to Toolbar
  • Keywords needs-ui removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted

comment:8 in reply to: ↑ 5 ; follow-up: jenmylo15 months ago

Replying to nacin:

Until there is an top-dollar entrance/landing page for contributing to all things WordPress (which I hope comes in 2013)

Working on it currently with @ievolver and @stephanis, hoping to launch v1 sometime in February.

That said, a link from the W is separate from the "only Core Contributors are on this list so it gives a false promise of being listed on this page if you contribute" issue raised, so let's not conflate the two. If someone wants to suggest altering the credits page approach, a new ticket should be created for that.

comment:9 in reply to: ↑ 8 SergeyBiryukov15 months ago

Replying to jenmylo:

If someone wants to suggest altering the credits page approach, a new ticket should be created for that.

Related: #22305

comment:10 sabreuse15 months ago

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