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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#23444 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Publish actions not readily available after scrolling when editing a post

Reported by: ericlewis Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Editor Keywords: ui-feedback ux-feedback 2nd-opinion
Focuses: administration Cc:


When editing a post in 2-column mode, the user is forced to scroll to the top of the screen. As publishing is always the final action while editing a post, the user should have the metabox available regardless of the user's scrolling.

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Proof of concept, fixed Publish meta box

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Change History (7)

5 years ago

Proof of concept, fixed Publish meta box

#1 @johnbillion
5 years ago

This idea has crossed my mind in the past. The complication is that the Publish box is usually at the top of its column (how might it behave as you scroll down?), and of course it can be moved into different positions by users. It'd be interesting to see if anyone has ideas on how this could work in practice.

#2 @scottsweb
5 years ago

  • Cc scottsweb added

The only part of the interface that is consistently available after a scroll is the admin bar but this feels extremely disconnected for the publish button.

I agree that it would be nice to address this in future. It often feels like the publish button should be with you at the bottom of this screen but due to the nature and flexibility of meta boxes its going to be difficult to achieve.

#3 @jeremyfelt
4 years ago

  • Component changed from Administration to Posts, Post Types
  • Focuses admin added

#4 @iseulde
3 years ago

  • Component changed from Posts, Post Types to Editor

#5 @ericlewis
3 years ago

I think what was done in 4.0 to make the right sidebar sticky makes this less of an issue.

#6 @helen
3 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

I have some vague thoughts about moving the publish button elsewhere, but nothing concrete enough for an open ticket right this second.

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