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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#26794 closed enhancement (fixed)

Remove Press This from Settings -> Writing

Reported by: celloexpressions's profile celloexpressions Owned by: sergeybiryukov's profile SergeyBiryukov
Milestone: 4.2 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.0
Component: Press This Keywords: has-patch ux-feedback
Focuses: ui Cc:


Press This is a tool, not a setting, and currently lives in both tools.php and options-writing.php. Per #13563, the idea was that adding it to the settings page would allow the Tools menu to be removed, but 4 years later that hasn't happened.

It looks like there is a lot of history of moving back-and-forth here, but I can certainly say that having it in two places is counterproductive. Let's remove it from Settings -> Writing, then we can potentially look at removing the tools menu or other related improvements later (maybe we could move all tools to a Settings -> Tools page, as there are things that should go there). See also #13521, although I don't agree with the arguments there (rather, we should move all remote publishing tools to a tools page).

If we do this, Settings -> Writing is actually fairly manageable (in terms of Decisions, not Options) once Post by Email is removed from core.

Attachments (2)

26794.diff (1.6 KB) - added by celloexpressions 10 years ago.
Remove Press This from Settings->Writing (code is duplicated on tools.php)
26794.2.diff (1.2 KB) - added by kraftbj 9 years ago.
Removing contextual help for PT in Options->Writing

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Change History (14)

10 years ago

Remove Press This from Settings->Writing (code is duplicated on tools.php)

#1 @celloexpressions
10 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
10 years ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback added

#3 @celloexpressions
10 years ago

  • Focuses ui added

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

10 years ago

#5 @celloexpressions
10 years ago

Another issue is that contributors, authors, and editors should all have just as much access to Press This as administrators do, but they generally don't have access to settings.

Completely different approach: what if we move tools that are relevant for all users (not just those with access to settings) to the Dashboard? Placing things like Press This, Mobile Apps info, etc. alongside other more "external" information like WordPress News. Either way, Press This really doesn't belong in Settings.

#6 @Michael Arestad
10 years ago

@celloexpressions I agree. Settings is not a good place for Press This to live. I'm not fully convinced we need to eliminate Tools either.

We definitely can and should explore other locations for Press This. It could be on Add New, part of the dashboard itself via the Welcome Panel, or any number of places. This is something we're currently exploring and we're open to ideas.

#7 @kraftbj
10 years ago

+1 on removing from Settings. PT is for non-admins and admins, so having a link to it in an admin-only area doesn't work IMO.

I like Tools personally, but open to it being placed elsewhere.

#8 @kraftbj
9 years ago

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

Removed in the Press This Revamp in [31534] via #31373.

#9 @DrewAPicture
9 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted

#10 @SergeyBiryukov
9 years ago

  • Milestone set to 4.2
  • Resolution changed from worksforme to fixed

#11 @kraftbj
9 years ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

We forgot to take out the contextual help in Options->Writing for Press This.

9 years ago

Removing contextual help for PT in Options->Writing

#12 @SergeyBiryukov
9 years ago

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

In 31743:

Press This: Remove obsolete help tab in Settings -> Writing.

props kraftbj.
fixes #26794.

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