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Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#46232 new enhancement

Merge or make-closer "Customize" and "Edit {Thing}" top-level toolbar items

Reported by: johnjamesjacoby's profile johnjamesjacoby Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Toolbar Keywords: 2nd-opinion needs-design
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Description

As the lines start to blur between editing post-content and editing site-content, the purposes of the top-level toolbar "Customize" and "Edit Post/Page" type links is also.

In a block-based world, the left-to-right order of these 2 links seems a bit odd:

  • Customize Site
  • Moderate Comments
  • Add New Stuff
  • Edit Thing

Screenshot imminent.

Attachments (4)

Screen Shot 2019-02-11 at 1.41.43 AM.png (31.8 KB) - added by johnjamesjacoby 5 years ago.
Edit-site-link.png (3.6 KB) - added by sabernhardt 7 months ago.
the "Edit site" link for block themes is in the same place as Customize
46232.diff (1.0 KB) - added by sabernhardt 7 months ago.
moves the "Edit site" and "Customize" links to position 90
moving-Edit-Site-and-Customize.png (3.6 KB) - added by sabernhardt 7 months ago.
the patch proposes moving "Edit site" and "Customize" links after "Edit Post" (I activated the Customize support with a block theme to show both links)

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Change History (9)

#1 @johnjamesjacoby
5 years ago

When viewing a Page or a Post, the "Customize" link takes the user to a page that shows quick-links to edit menus and widgets on that thing, and the "Edit Thing" link takes the user to the block-editor.

As these features slowly converge, I think it's important to consider all of the small ways we can gently guide users using incremental nudges like simply making these 2 links closer, combining them into 1 dropdown, or something else.

#2 @Hareesh Pillai
4 years ago

  • Keywords needs-design-feedback added

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


3 years ago

#4 @estelaris
3 years ago

  • Keywords needs-design added; needs-design-feedback removed

This ticket needs more design explorations. Adding the "needs design" label

@sabernhardt
7 months ago

the "Edit site" link for block themes is in the same place as Customize

@sabernhardt
7 months ago

moves the "Edit site" and "Customize" links to position 90

@sabernhardt
7 months ago

the patch proposes moving "Edit site" and "Customize" links after "Edit Post" (I activated the Customize support with a block theme to show both links)

#5 @sabernhardt
7 months ago

I think that moving these links next to "Edit Post" follows a better order. Moderating comments and adding or editing posts can be everyday tasks, whereas customizing the theme settings or block layout hopefully is needed less often.

If a top-level link would move to a sub-menu, that could make people wonder where it went. An order change within the same level could still confuse some people, though the link would be easier to find again there. There have also been problems expanding menus when navigating by keyboard or touchscreen.

The core links could move to position 90, to keep the pattern of tens and to allow plugin-specific links in the middle. Some (but probably not all) of the plugin links that would appear before them with their current number may make sense there.

  • Smart Slider 3 (position 81): "Smart Slider" link appears between "Edit Post" and the "Edit site"/"Customize" link(s).
  • LearnPress (position 90): "Edit Lesson" or "Edit Quiz" follows "Edit Course" but before the "Edit site"/"Customize" link(s).
  • Analytify (position 90): The Analytify link comes before "Edit site"/"Customize", and follows the "Edit Post" link, so they may wish to increase the number if core changes.
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