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Opened 15 months ago

Closed 14 months ago

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#23352 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Revision changes on post edit screen - add revision count and link to view revisions to publish meta box

Reported by: adamsilverstein Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.5.1
Component: Revisions Keywords: dev-feedback has-patch
Focuses: Cc:

Description

this ticket is to track changes for the revisions team working on the 3.6 release. one item under consideration is adding a link to the revisions and a count of revisions to the publish meta box.

Attachments (4)

add-revisions-link-to-publish-box.diff (1.0 KB) - added by adamsilverstein 15 months ago.
adds revisions link to publish box for testing
Screen Shot 2013-01-31 at 9.39.35 PM.png (48.9 KB) - added by adamsilverstein 15 months ago.
screenshot with revisions in publish meta
publish-options-box.diff (10.8 KB) - added by adamsilverstein 15 months ago.
breakout publish options box
Screen Shot 2013-01-31 at 11.19.32 PM.png (60.3 KB) - added by adamsilverstein 15 months ago.
breakout publish options box screenshot

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Change History (13)

adamsilverstein15 months ago

adds revisions link to publish box for testing

comment:1 follow-up: nacin15 months ago

I think there is already a lot of data in the Publish box. We do have a revisions meta box, but it is hidden by default because it has fairly boring/useless output — just dates and names. If it had more metrics or visuals to it (as has been discussed, of course), it could be worth making it shown by default, or at least the basic count of revisions shown by default (with the rest of the box being expanded).

On the other hand, if the thought is to dissolve the meta box and instead have a single Publish meta box linking to revision.php, that's not a terrible idea.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 adamsilverstein15 months ago

Replying to nacin:

I think there is already a lot of data in the Publish box. We do have a revisions meta box, but it is hidden by default because it has fairly boring/useless output — just dates and names. If it had more metrics or visuals to it (as has been discussed, of course), it could be worth making it shown by default, or at least the basic count of revisions shown by default (with the rest of the box being expanded).

On the other hand, if the thought is to dissolve the meta box and instead have a single Publish meta box linking to revision.php, that's not a terrible idea.

the idea is closer to the latter, dissolve the existing list, and instead only have a link into the revisions screen, where the list of revisions is found. i put the link in the publish box near the publish button because i think most users need revisions immediately after clicking publish or update and realizing they have messed something up.

the other idea to make revisions easier to find was to a show a link to revisions in the confirmation message after publishing/updating, but i prefer a more permanent link.

i agree the publish box is getting crowded, especially with the edit workflow revision changes. i'm going to mock up moving most/all of these functions into an additional meta box and really simplifying the publish box - already too full of options. not sure what to call this box.

adamsilverstein15 months ago

screenshot with revisions in publish meta

comment:3 adamsilverstein15 months ago

  • Cc adamsilverstein@… added

adamsilverstein15 months ago

breakout publish options box

comment:4 adamsilverstein15 months ago

publish-options-box.diff​ breaks out all the extra post publish options into a new meta box 'publish options',

adamsilverstein15 months ago

breakout publish options box screenshot

comment:5 kovshenin15 months ago

  • Cc kovshenin added

comment:6 ethitter15 months ago

  • Cc erick@… added

comment:7 adamsilverstein14 months ago

looks like we are going with keeping the link (and info) in the revisions meta box, so i'm closing this as wontfix.

comment:8 adamsilverstein14 months ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

comment:9 SergeyBiryukov14 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
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