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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#28914 closed enhancement (fixed)

More Consistency In Determing What Role To Give A New User

Reported by: jeffr0 Owned by: kpdesign
Milestone: 4.0 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.9.1
Component: Help/About Keywords:
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:

Description

When creating a new user in WordPress, the dropdown box for roles is as follows:

Subscriber
Contributor
Author
Editor
Administrator

My expectation is that roles with the most capabilities are listed at the top, but that's not the case. The contextual help tab gives concise information on what each roles does but lists them as:

Administrator
Editor
Author
Contributor
Subscribers

I propose reversing the order of the items in the dropdown box to mimic the order found within the contextual help tab since it displays roles from having the most capabilities to the least. The change would help this screen be more consistent.

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AssigningARoleToANewUser.png (87.7 KB) - added by jeffr0 7 years ago.
Selecting A Role For A Newly Created User Screen

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Change History (8)

@jeffr0
7 years ago

Selecting A Role For A Newly Created User Screen

#1 follow-up: @samuelsidler
7 years ago

For what it's worth, I'd rather reverse the help text since it's less seen than the drop down itself.

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @jeffr0
7 years ago

Replying to samuelsidler:

For what it's worth, I'd rather reverse the help text since it's less seen than the drop down itself.

That would just as easily solve the problem. I would just have to change my mindset on expecting the most privileged role being at the top of the list versus the bottom.

#3 @Ramoonus
7 years ago

I agree with Jeffr0
it makes sense to order the names based on permission level

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

  • Component changed from Role/Capability to Help/About
  • Keywords needs-patch added

The current order was a conscious choice in [25695]. The help text should be updated.

#5 @DrewAPicture
7 years ago

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

#6 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

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

In 29233:

Reverse the order of roles in help text on Add New User screen to match [25695].

fixes #28914.

#7 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch removed
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 4.0
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