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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#28654 closed task (blessed) (fixed)

various "Help Tab" edits based on UI changes

Reported by: sdavis2702's profile sdavis2702 Owned by: drewapicture's profile DrewAPicture
Milestone: 4.0 Priority: high
Severity: normal Version: 4.0
Component: Help/About Keywords: has-patch i18n-change commit
Focuses: docs Cc:


All in the Help Tabs:

  • Manage Posts - Post status filter links did not include all statuses
  • Edit Posts/Pages - All descriptions for adding media files excluded drag & drop functionality
  • Edit Posts/Pages - The distraction-free writing icon location and description was off
  • Media Library list view - Terminology used did not match the UI

Attachments (8)

help_tab_edits.diff (5.7 KB) - added by sdavis2702 10 years ago.
help_tab_media_grid.diff (2.8 KB) - added by sdavis2702 10 years ago.
Media Grid Help Tab
28654.diff (6.9 KB) - added by DrewAPicture 10 years ago.
28654.2.diff (10.6 KB) - added by DrewAPicture 10 years ago.
+ Adding Plugins changes
28654.3.diff (11.7 KB) - added by DrewAPicture 10 years ago.
split to separate sections
28654.4.diff (10.3 KB) - added by ocean90 10 years ago.
28654.5.diff (8.8 KB) - added by ocean90 10 years ago.
28654.6.diff (1.4 KB) - added by helen 10 years ago.

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Change History (24)

#1 @sdavis2702
10 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
10 years ago

  • Focuses administration added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 4.0

#3 @helen
10 years ago

  • Focuses docs added; administration removed
  • Type changed from enhancement to task (blessed)

Let's also use this as a tracking ticket for admin help changes in 4.0.

#4 @DrewAPicture
10 years ago

  • Owner set to kpdesign
  • Status changed from new to assigned

#5 @ocean90
10 years ago

Media Grid needs updated/new content for the help tab.

#6 @ocean90
10 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added; has-patch removed
  • Priority changed from normal to high

10 years ago

Media Grid Help Tab

#7 @sdavis2702
10 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added; needs-patch removed

10 years ago

#8 @DrewAPicture
10 years ago

  • Owner changed from kpdesign to DrewAPicture

28654.diff updates help tabs for the Manage Posts, Edit Posts/Pages, and Media Library screens, including new tabs for the grid and list views.

I managed to make several of the Media Library help tab strings reusable for both the grid and list views through careful wording. I also added context for those strings.

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

10 years ago

#10 @ocean90
10 years ago

  • Keywords i18n-change added

10 years ago

+ Adding Plugins changes

#11 @DrewAPicture
10 years ago

  • Keywords commit added

28654.2.diff adds the overhauled 'Adding Plugins' tab on plugin-install.php:

The Install Plugins screen gives you several good options for finding the plugins that fit your needs. If you know what you’re looking for, search is your best bet. If you simply want to browse plugins that are featured, popular, new, or favorited, you can use the various sorting modes available at the top left of the screen. The default sorting modes include:

  • Featured Plugins listed here are featured by WordPress, and fall into three distinct groups: Performance, Social, and Tools.
  • Popular Plugins are ordered by popularity, with a bit of special sauce mixed in to give you the most relevant results.
  • Newest If you’re feeling adventurous, this view lists the newest plugins available on
  • Favorites Browse a user’s favorite plugins by entering a valid username and clicking Get Favorites.
  • (selectively displayed) Beta Testing Plugins listed here are useful for beta testing WordPress. This group is only available for those running the Beta Tester plugin or a development version of WordPress.

If you want to install a plugin that you’ve downloaded elsewhere, click Upload Plugin in the upper left. You will be prompted to upload the .zip package, and once uploaded, you can activate the new plugin.

10 years ago

split to separate sections

#12 @DrewAPicture
10 years ago

This morning I was thinking a little bit about the changes to the 'Adding Plugins' tab I proposed yesterday. And I and have made some adjustments in 28654.3.diff. I've split the 'Adding Plugins' tab in two, creating a 'Browsing Plugins' tab more focused on browsing, and in-turn better focusing 'Adding Plugins' on adding/installing.

Content for the Install Plugins screen:

Tab: Overview:

Plugins hook into WordPress to extend its functionality with custom features. They are developed independently from the core WordPress application by thousands of developers all over the world.

All plugins in the official Plugin Directory are compatible with the license WordPress uses.

You can find new plugins to install by searching or browsing the Directory right here in your own Plugins section.

Tab: Browsing Plugins:

If you know what plugin you’re looking for, using the Search Plugins box is your best bet. Or, if you just want to get an idea of what’s available, you can browse Featured, Popular, and Newest plugins by using the links in the upper left of the screen. These sections rotate regularly.

You can also browse a user’s favorite plugins, by using the Favorites link in the upper left of the screen and entering their username.

(conditionally displayed)
If you’re running the Beta Tester plugin or a development version of WordPress, the Beta Testing link in the upper left of the screen provides quick access to plugins you might find useful.

Tab: Adding Plugins:

There are a variety of ways to install plugins from within WordPress:

  • Click the Install Now button to install a plugin from the cards list.
  • Click the More Details link in the upper right of a plugin card to launch a popup with extended information and reviews.
  • To install a plugin that you’ve downloaded elsewhere, click the Upload Plugin button in the upper left of the screen, then follow the directions to upload the plugin’s .zip file.

This ticket was mentioned in IRC in #wordpress-dev by ocean90. View the logs.

10 years ago

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#14 @nacin
10 years ago

In 29642:

Help tabs: Update plugin install and media help text to reflect 4.0.

see #28654.

#15 @nacin
10 years ago

Add this point, we're going for minimal changes. Larger changes can happen in 4.1. That means handling inaccuracies and major omissions only.

For plugins, the only issue I see is we just removed the Newest tab. (We also restored popular tags and such.) That's the only thing that is inaccurate. In one case I see a huge string that got broken up into three so paragraph tags could be added and a single "They" could be changed to "Plugins". Not OK this late in the game.

For media, this is a ton of churn. I made a single change in [29642] to make it accurate. Now what can we do to add to it for the grid, without going overboard? Let's keep it simple and short.

I'm not concerned about "Attached To" versus "Uploaded To" since it's been like that for 20 months and no one has noticed.

10 years ago

#16 @helen
10 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

In 29646:

Help tabs: Update media help text to reflect 4.0.

fixes #28654.

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