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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#26754 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

In admin bar, house icon is confusing depending on context

Reported by: ericlewis Owned by: SergeyBiryukov
Milestone: 4.0 Priority: low
Severity: minor Version: 3.8
Component: Toolbar Keywords: has-patch commit
Focuses: ui Cc:


In the admin bar, an icon of a house is used next to the site name link.

The site name link changes based on context: on the front-end, it links to the dashboard; in the admin interface, it links to the site's homepage.

The house icon most readily reads "homepage" to me, so I would expect that clicking on this link will always bring me to my site's homepage. This is not the case on the front-end, and there is no clear metaphor I see between house icon and dashboard/admin interface.

Related: #25971

Attachments (3)

admin-bar.diff (726 bytes) - added by ghost1227 6 years ago.
26754.patch (385 bytes) - added by gauravmittal1995 6 years ago.
Patch for the enchancement ticket #26754
admin-bar.css.patch (390 bytes) - added by ghost1227 6 years ago.
Patch update

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Change History (13)

#1 @samuelsidler
7 years ago

  • Keywords ui-focus added
  • Priority changed from normal to low
  • Severity changed from normal to minor

6 years ago

#2 @ghost1227
6 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

#3 @gauravmittal1995
6 years ago

I am adding a patch which will always bring it to the home page if u click on the link.

6 years ago

Patch for the enchancement ticket #26754

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

  • Keywords needs-refresh added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 4.0

There should still be a quick way to go from the front-end to Dashboard, so I guess changing the link is not an option.

The idea in admin-bar.diff (using the Dashboard icon on front-end) seems good, but the patch needs a refresh.

#5 @section214
6 years ago

Give me a few minutes and I'll refresh and resubmit (I'm Ghost btw)

Last edited 6 years ago by section214 (previous) (diff)

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

6 years ago

6 years ago

Patch update

#7 @ghost1227
6 years ago

  • Keywords needs-refresh removed

#8 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

  • Keywords commit added

#9 @ericlewis
6 years ago

Clever clever. Improvement for sure.

#10 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

  • Owner set to SergeyBiryukov
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 28599:

Display Dashboard icon instead of the home icon in toolbar when the link leads to Dashboard.

props ghost1227.
fixes #26754.

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