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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#29041 closed enhancement (wontfix)

New Theme Browser for Multisite Dashboard

Reported by: NikV Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.9
Component: Networks and Sites Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned anywhere yet, but the themes page in a multisite network in the most recent version has yet to have a theme page design like the main site would. Currently, the Network themes page is just a list of the themes, while each individual site has the theme browser implemented. I believe the network should be using the new browser interface as well.

Change History (10)

#1 @NikV
6 years ago

  • Summary changed from Multisite Dashboard Themes page with a style like a single site install to New Theme Browser for Multisite Dashboard

#2 follow-ups: @helen
6 years ago

Managing themes on the network level is largely about enable/disable/delete by an admin who is typically a power user, not browsing. Is the more screenshot-driven view the best one for that workflow?

#3 in reply to: ↑ 2 @DrewAPicture
6 years ago

  • Keywords close added

Replying to helen:

Managing themes on the network level is largely about enable/disable/delete by an admin who is typically a power user, not browsing.

I agree.

Is the more screenshot-driven view the best one for that workflow?

I don't think so. In fact, it might actually make the workflow less efficient. Could the screen do with some touching up? Probably, though I don't see doing a complete makeover just to match the single-site experience as especially beneficial.

#4 @Ipstenu
6 years ago

I second Drew on this one. The screenshot-driven flow would be less efficient for Network Management.

I would think perhaps adding in screenshots for a visual clue of what theme is about to be network activate would be nice, but I don't think it should match Single Site here for full display. if anything, I'd love to see a built in list of what sites have what themes, for a fast overview if you're thinking about deleting.

#5 in reply to: ↑ 2 @NikV
6 years ago

Replying to helen:

So there are possible room for improvements in terms of touch-up for this page correct? Or do we want to keep the design changes for a later release?

#6 @helen
6 years ago

There's always room for improvement :) But it would definitely be a future release, not the current cycle (4.0).

#7 @helen
6 years ago

  • Version changed from trunk to 3.9

#8 @cfoellmann
6 years ago

Maybe it would be a good compromise to provide 'Details' link to open the theme-overlay we now have on the site themes.php

#9 @saracannon
5 years ago

What about a toggle like we see with the media library views: http://s.sar.ac/image/0n2q2X2r3Z33 both list view and screenshot view for network admins...

#10 @chriscct7
5 years ago

  • Focuses administration multisite removed
  • Keywords close removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Ideas for improvements on how to make the screen better are out of scope for this ticket and should be opened as new tickets. For the original proposal, based on comment:2, comment:3, and comment:4 closing as wontfix

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