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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#36539 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

When filtering links for a category and editing a link, the links list doesn't return to the filtered view

Reported by: bsuneja Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: low
Severity: normal Version: 4.0
Component: Administration Keywords: close
Focuses: ui Cc:

Description

Scenario: You're editing links for a particular category. You go to the Links page, select the link category and click Filter. You then edit a link from that link category. After you update the link, the Links page returns to the All Links view, instead of the filtered view for that link category.

This can be very frustrating when editing links for a category because after every edit/update, you're forced to select the link category and click filter again.

Change History (5)

#1 follow-up: @swissspidy
4 years ago

  • Focuses docs administration removed
  • Priority changed from normal to low

I think the actual bug is that it redirects you to the Links table instead of staying on the link you've just edited and displaying a notice like "Link saved. Go back to the list view" or something.

That's how it works in other parts of WordPress already, like when editing posts or pages.

As the links manager is deprecated and not turned on by default, I don't see this having a high priority. However, anyone's welcome to create a patch if they see a need for that.

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @bsuneja
4 years ago

Why is links manager deprecated? Is there a feature that replaces it or is there no need for managing links for things like footers, blogroll, etc.?

Replying to swissspidy:

I think the actual bug is that it redirects you to the Links table instead of staying on the link you've just edited and displaying a notice like "Link saved. Go back to the list view" or something.

That's how it works in other parts of WordPress already, like when editing posts or pages.

As the links manager is deprecated and not turned on by default, I don't see this having a high priority. However, anyone's welcome to create a patch if they see a need for that.

Last edited 4 years ago by bsuneja (previous) (diff)

#3 @bsuneja
4 years ago

Also note, editing posts and pages is a long process and you save/preview/update many times during drafting and editing. Managing links should be faster - no need to stay on the editing page for longer than a few seconds, but when it does return to the All Links list, it should return to the (filtered by category) view you entered the editing page from.

Even better experience - provide quick editing on the All Links page to edit label, target URL and priority and avoid the trip to editing page altogether.

#4 @swissspidy
4 years ago

  • Keywords close added

@bsuneja It was deprecated in WordPress 3.5 almost 4 years ago, because the custom nav menus in core do the exact same thing. Since it's deprecated, there won't be any enhancements to the links manager, only bug fixes. (edit: see #21307)

That's why this ticket sounds like a wontfix to me.

Last edited 4 years ago by swissspidy (previous) (diff)

#5 @swissspidy
4 years ago

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