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Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#31638 new enhancement

Bulk Edit & Quick Edit User Interfaces should be consistent

Reported by: siobhan's profile siobhan Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Quick/Bulk Edit Keywords: close
Focuses: ui Cc:


Bulk edit and quick edit interfaces do pretty much the same thing: they let the user perform a few tasks from edit.php. However, the interfaces for these two panels is inconsistent. Take a look:

Quick edit:

Bulk edit:

The major difference is that items that are checkboxes in Quick Edit are dropdowns in Bulk Edit. It would seem to make sense to make these consistent across both UIs.

So, maybe in Bulk Edit change Comments, Pings, and Sticky to checkboxes

Or in Quick Edit change Comments, Pings, and Sticky to a dropdown.

Change History (3)

#1 @siobhan
9 years ago

  • Focuses ui added

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by paaljoachim. View the logs.

8 years ago

#3 @afercia
8 years ago

  • Keywords close added

The reason why in Bulk Edit those settings are dropdowns is the need of one additional option which is "No Change". For example "Sticky":

  • Quick Editing a single post: it can be Sticky or not Sticky, a simple checkbox works
  • Bulk Editing multiple posts: some of them can be Sticky, some not so the available actions must be
    • make them all Sticky
    • make them all not Sticky
    • keep current Sticky setting

Three checkboxes for this wouldn't be so appropriate.
On the other hand, making the "Sticky" setting on Quick Edit a dropdown would make the interface not so simple to use as it is with checkboxes.

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