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Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 19 months ago

#37934 new enhancement

Separate account settings and profile settings

Reported by: swissspidy Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Users Keywords: has-ux-feedback has-ui-feedback
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:


Current limitations of profile management in WordPress:

On wp-admin/profile.php there's too much you can do:

  • Change personal preferences
  • Account and session management
  • Update publicly visible profile data

If plugins add additional fields to that page, it gets very long quite quickly. Even without plugins you have to scroll all the way down to change your password. Pretty sure you change your password more often than disabling the visual editor, so that order isn't ideal.


Separate account management and profile settings. Platforms like WordPress.com, Facebook or Twitter do this for a reason.

This was recently mentioned in a discussion about adding 2FA to core, see https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/core/p1470765550002658.

The plugin I mentioned there: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-user-profiles/

Slightly related: #26769.

Account management:

  • Change backend preferences
  • Change email address
  • Change password
  • Log out everywhere else (perhaps with a session overview in the future as was originally the plan)

Profile management:

  • Show/change profile picture
  • Change biographical info like name, contact methods

Attachments (6)

Opt_1.1.png (85.7 KB) - added by Travel_girl 4 years ago.
Suggestion 1.1
Opt_1.2.png (101.3 KB) - added by Travel_girl 4 years ago.
Suggestion 1.2
Opt_2.1.png (87.6 KB) - added by Travel_girl 4 years ago.
Suggestion 2.1
Opt_2.2.png (97.8 KB) - added by Travel_girl 4 years ago.
Suggestion 2.2
37934-separate-page.png (116.4 KB) - added by melchoyce 2 years ago.
37934-tabs.png (133.4 KB) - added by melchoyce 2 years ago.

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Change History (15)

#1 @karmatosed
4 years ago

I would +1 this as from a user view it makes a lot of sense. My only concern is transitioning and how we do this split. I'd be interested in seeing some mockups and ideas about that.

#2 @Travel_girl
4 years ago

What about this:

Suggestion 1: an "more Options" Button next to the "Save" Button ann than a second page with the other options (and maybe an additions Menu-Field in the left menu).

Suggestion 2: at the post, pages and menu area, this problem is solved with the "Screen Options". I guess this would be a solution wich is more consistent than the first suggestion. But I not really prefer this, because many users miss this button

4 years ago

Suggestion 1.1

4 years ago

Suggestion 1.2

4 years ago

Suggestion 2.1

4 years ago

Suggestion 2.2

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #design by travelgirl. View the logs.

3 years ago

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #design by melchoyce. View the logs.

2 years ago

#5 @melchoyce
2 years ago

We discussed this in today's Design Triage and think splitting this into two sections is a good idea.

We have two ideas:

  1. Add tabs to the page
  2. Separate "Account Settings" into a separate page under "Users"

See attached mockups.

2 years ago

#6 @johnbillion
2 years ago

Was the WP User Profiles plugin (linked in the ticket description) discussed? It introduces tabs and several other features.

#7 @Travel_girl
2 years ago

+1 for the tabs. I think thats the most intuitive solution.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #design by karmatosed. View the logs.

19 months ago

#9 @karmatosed
19 months ago

  • Keywords has-ux-feedback has-ui-feedback added; ux-feedback ui-feedback removed
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