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Opened 20 years ago

Closed 20 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#64 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Advance Editor defaults to Draft

Reported by: techgnome's profile TechGnome Owned by: matt's profile matt
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 1.2
Component: Administration Keywords:
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After setting the default write style to use "Advance Controls" the Write Post screen defaults the status to "Draft" instead of "Publish" - I thought I had lost a couple of posts because I didn't notice this.

Change History (7)

#2 @2fargon
20 years ago

Clicking on "Publish" after writing the article publishes it just fine. I expect that this is normal, desirable behavior.
One way of looking at it is, the new post has not been published until you click "publish" as so is a draft till that point of time.
Hope that helps.

#3 @JasonV
20 years ago

I'd have to agree this seems like correct behavior.

#4 @TechGnome
20 years ago

Correct as in "it works as designed?" Maybe but correct as in the user experience, hardly. Here's my reason why, It *isn't* a draft. I'm writting a new post. It's not like I started a post, then clicked into the advance editor. I have the advance editor as the default editor when I go to write. Second of all, the publish button is the third button at the bottom, after Cancel and Save. And, the Save button is bolded, as if to seem to indicate that's the button I should click. As someone who designs user interfaces for a living, I think this is bad design.

The way I see it, it should be like this: If the advance editor is set as the default editor, when writing a new post, it should default to "Publish" and the Publish button should go away. It doesn't serve any purpose in this screen - that's what the Save is for. AND.... From the post entry text box, I hit tab, it goes to the "Save and Continue Editing" button. I hit tab again, it goes to the "Save" button. I hit tab, and it goes.... somewhere, I can't tell where. I have to hit Tab 6 times to get it to go back to the Publish button. That's too many times for a button whose action should be the default process.

Maybe I'm off base, but I think the Write Post/Advance Editor needs a little more work. If it's not going to change, so be it, tell me to go pound sand then close the issue.

#5 @JasonV
20 years ago

TechGnome: I see exactly what you're saying. But I also think the other way people might look at it is: when you start writing, it's a draft until you publish it.

Which is better or more accurate for the majority of users? I'm not sure.

#6 @matt
20 years ago

  • Owner changed from anonymous to matt
  • Resolution changed from 10 to 70
  • Status changed from new to closed
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