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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#5887 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Move Log Out to Right

Reported by: thee17 Owned by: matt
Milestone: Priority: lowest
Severity: trivial Version: 2.5
Component: Administration Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:


Changed the order to:
Howdy, Name! | Forums | Help | Log Out

I've seen that this was wanted in wp-hackers.

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changeorder.diff (1.2 KB) - added by thee17 14 years ago.
Change order to Howdy, Name! | Forums | Help | Log Out

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Change History (8)

14 years ago

Change order to Howdy, Name! | Forums | Help | Log Out

#1 @ffemtcj
14 years ago


I'm also up for removing forums and help since they are on the bottom as others have suggested.

#2 @thee17
14 years ago

I'm not for removing anything in 2.5 (I trust Matt) but order is free of the taking.

#3 @ionfish
14 years ago

The forums link in the footer goes to a specific forum, not the forums root. It's also worth bearing in mind that the codex and forums links aren't there for us, but for all the people who use WordPress but aren't aware of those resources.

That being said, I support the motion to move the log out link to the right. It's more intuitive and easier to locate.

#4 @ryan
14 years ago

  • Owner changed from anonymous to matt

#5 @lloydbudd
14 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added


A more compelling argument would be made if you provide examples from popular sites and software. Our a foundation in design.

Trac here uses the same style of layout that WP trunk r7271 (2.5-beta1) current does.

Gmail and other Google properties have the logout far right.

Facebook does not -- maybe. The difference here is that all of the facebook links are in the context of your account, whereas the other WordPress links are to help, etc.

30boxes has [username] | Settings | Logout | Help
which I suspect is a similar approach as ours.

Still, I +1 this change. The corners of a screen have high mouse accessibility, and should be reserved for the (in theory) highest frequency action (of a person with intermediate experience with the software).

#6 @westi
14 years ago


  • Current ordering works well and all the links are easily within the screen corner easy target.
  • Most used links are going to be Profile > Log out > {Help|Forums} so we want to keep the username and log out together.

#7 @westi
14 years ago

  • Milestone 2.5 deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

in irc matt said WONTFIX

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