WordPress.org

Make WordPress Core

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#41731 assigned enhancement

Make it Easier to Locate Restored Comments

Reported by: jeffr0 Owned by: SergeyBiryukov
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.8.1
Component: Comments Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:
PR Number:

Description

When a comment is in the trash, WordPress does not allow you to edit its details without restoring it first. After restoring the comment, it disappears from the Trash and the user is then required to locate it either by memorizing the post it's on or searching for it in the backend. It doesn't show up on the approved comments page because of its original published date.

I suggest that if a single comment is restored, it takes users to the post it's on. Even better would be taking the user straight to where the comment is in the Discussions meta box. However, since users can hide this meta box via the screen options, I'm unsure how to account for that.

Perhaps redirecting users to the post where the comment is displayed is enough?

Change History (4)

#1 in reply to: ↑ description @SergeyBiryukov
2 years ago

Replying to jeffr0:

Even better would be taking the user straight to where the comment is in the Discussions meta box. However, since users can hide this meta box via the screen options, I'm unsure how to account for that.

If the goal is to edit comment details, how about taking the user directly to Edit Comment screen? Alternatively, we could redirect to the comment's position in the list table, without leaving the Comments screen.

The same appears to apply to posts, would be great to have consistent behavior there.

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
2 years ago

  • Focuses ui administration added

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
4 months ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release
  • Owner set to SergeyBiryukov
  • Status changed from new to assigned
Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.