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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#32159 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Themes option in the admin bar

Reported by: gounder Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.2.1
Component: Customize Keywords:
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:

Description

In the front-end WordPress site, the themes options in the admin toolbar leads to the theme selection in the customizer, closing the customizer leads back to the same front-end page, I feel it would be good if this lead to themes option in the backend.

http://www.th3mes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/trac.png

Current link is - http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/customize.php?url=http://www.yourdomain.com/&autofocus[section]=themes

Suggested link is - http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin/customize.php?url=http://www.yourdomain.com/&autofocus[section]=themes&return=/wp-admin/themes.php
(also think the url bit can be dropped)

I understand that the customizer and themes.php page is almost the same, but not everyone want to go to the customizer and on multiple occassions, I found myself closing the customizer and then clicking on dashboard and then going to the themes option.

Change History (5)

#1 follow-up: @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

  • Component changed from Toolbar to Customize
  • Focuses accessibility template removed

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

Replying to SergeyBiryukov:
But this link is in the frontend toolbar.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-customize by celloexpressions. View the logs.


7 years ago

#4 @celloexpressions
7 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

This was changed in WordPress 4.2 when we added theme-switching to the Customizer. While we still need to add theme installation support there, we changed the admin bar link to go the the Customizer to match the other links from that toolbar menu. All of these links will be going away soon in favor of a link that just goes to the Customizer, so we're pointing them to the corresponding sections of the Customizer in the meantime to ease the transition.

If you do want to go to the themes page in the admin, your best bet is to adjust your workflow to go to the dashboard first, as we're trying to keep the Customizer experience from going to the dashboard on either end when accessing it from the front end.

#5 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

I understand that the customizer and themes.php page is almost the same, but not everyone want to go to the customizer and on multiple occassions, I found myself closing the customizer and then clicking on dashboard and then going to the themes option.

See comment:11:ticket:30971 for a potential workaround.

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