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#53888 accepted enhancement

Add another link to Network Admin

Reported by: sabernhardt Owned by: sabernhardt
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Networks and Sites Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: administration, multisite Cc:

Description

There are problems accessing the link for Network Admin in the toolbar dropdown:

I would like to add another link to that screen in case the other issues are not both fixed. It could go on the My Sites screen and/or in the side admin menu.

Attachments (6)

53888.my-sites.patch (562 bytes) - added by sabernhardt 6 months ago.
adding to My Sites screen
network-admin-link-my-sites.png (18.7 KB) - added by sabernhardt 6 months ago.
simple link below heading (and Add New site link) on My Sites screen
53888.menu.patch (481 bytes) - added by sabernhardt 6 months ago.
adding link to side admin menu
network-admin-link-side-menu.png (10.2 KB) - added by sabernhardt 6 months ago.
link below My Sites in side menu
53888.menu-bottom.patch (645 bytes) - added by sabernhardt 5 months ago.
side menu after bottom separator
network-admin-link-side-menu-bottom.png (14.9 KB) - added by sabernhardt 5 months ago.
Network Admin link at bottom of side menu

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Change History (20)

@sabernhardt
6 months ago

adding to My Sites screen

@sabernhardt
6 months ago

simple link below heading (and Add New site link) on My Sites screen

@sabernhardt
6 months ago

adding link to side admin menu

@sabernhardt
6 months ago

link below My Sites in side menu

#1 @sabernhardt
6 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 5.9
  • Owner set to sabernhardt
  • Status changed from new to accepted

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by sabernhardt. View the logs.


6 months ago

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by ryokuhi. View the logs.


6 months ago

#4 @audrasjb
6 months ago

Hi,

It would make sense to me to add a submenu under Dashboard.

By the way I don't think it would hurt if we add an additional link in the "My Sites" screen, too.

#5 @johnjamesjacoby
5 months ago

I agree completely that discovery for the Network Admin area is a legitimate problem.

My opinions, for what they are worth:

  • The submenu items under the Dashboard top-level menu should be reserved for things inside that site, not outside of it. The visual hierarchy is inwards/down, not outwards/up
  • Other admin screens also have links in the area that is suggested in "My Sites" and they feel a little bit floaty and random, and I don't like them in the other screens either

Any other ideas? 😅

@sabernhardt
5 months ago

side menu after bottom separator

@sabernhardt
5 months ago

Network Admin link at bottom of side menu

#6 @sabernhardt
5 months ago

The link doesn't fit very well above Dashboard, so the link is below the bottom separator instead in 53888.menu-bottom.patch.

I did not include a network submenu to avoid confusion with other links that have the same text (which refer to the network's Dashboard, Users, etc., in the admin toolbar).

Last edited 3 months ago by sabernhardt (previous) (diff)

#7 @henry.wright
3 months ago

@johnjamesjacoby "Dashboard" already has a global sub-item "My Sites". That sub-item doesn't refer to the current site. I agree though "Dashboard" sub-items should be refer to the current site only

@sabernhardt Could "Network Admin" be added as a top-level link to the Toolbar? The WordPress logo could be first, then a link to Network Admin, then a link to My Sites.

#8 @sabernhardt
3 months ago

With this ticket, I was hoping to add a link outside the toolbar.

The toolbar top-level already can get crowded (#28983), so I'm reluctant to place another link there. That link would also need to show on mobile, with an icon. Simply removing the 'parent' setting would push the Network Admin link group after My Sites; putting it before My Sites probably should involve moving those nodes from wp_admin_bar_my_sites_menu to a new function at a priority of 15 or so.

#9 @henry.wright
3 months ago

The toolbar top-level already can get crowded

Agreed

#10 @sabernhardt
3 months ago

Would adding the link to the bottom of the side menu (53888.menu-bottom.patch​) be a good option?

#11 @henry.wright
3 months ago

Is the proposal to move the link or introduce an additional link? I agree with @johnjamesjacoby that items under Dashboard should be related to the current site only. 53888.menu-bottom.patch is a good location for the link in my opinion.

#12 @sabernhardt
3 months ago

The proposal is for an additional link somewhere.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-multisite by sabernhardt. View the logs.


3 months ago

#14 @sabernhardt
3 months ago

  • Milestone changed from 5.9 to Future Release

Moving to future release to continue exploring possibilities.

Last edited 3 months ago by sabernhardt (previous) (diff)
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