Include 'source anchor' in wpLink quicktags modal for improved ui/ux
|Reported by:||netweb||Owned by:||azaozz|
Over on bbpress.org a common issue for users is links posted are missing the 'source anchor'.
(The issue isn't seen on http://wordpress.org/support/ due to bbPress v1.x as different editor is used)
The following behaviour is also seen when creating a post/page in WordPress using the 'text' editor.
The default modal for the 'link' quicktag includes form fields for URL and Title, in many cases users (particularity those unfamiliar with HTML) think the 'Title' will be the text that can be 'clicked' on to take you to the 'destination anchor' when in fact this is the <a> elements title attribute and not the 'source anchor'.
As an example of what we expect to see:
...some text... Here's a photo of <a href="http://example.com/neatstuff.gif" title="Me scuba diving">me scuba diving last summer</a> ...some more text...
This is what we end up seeing (not that you can see these anchors without viewing the source):
...some text... Here's a photo of <a href="http://example.com/neatstuff.gif" title="Me scuba diving"></a> ...some more text...
Using the modal in it's current state after adding the URL and Title via the modal the cursor is returned before the closing anchor tag to facilitate the entry of the 'source anchor' though for whatever the reasons might be this is often skipped, ignored, or un-noticed by the user.
Per the screenshots in the follow up comment in a moment I propose we extend the existing modal to include a form field for the 'source anchor' to improve usability/user experience.
Change History (35)
2 years ago
- Keywords needs-patch added; has-patch removed
- Priority changed from normal to high
- Owner set to azaozz
- Resolution set to fixed
- Status changed from reopened to closed