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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#6709 closed enhancement (invalid)

Usability changes to write post and write page panels

Reported by: jabecker Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: high
Severity: normal Version: 2.5
Component: Administration Keywords: 2nd-opinion dev-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


I've attached modified .php files that address three major usability issues with the version 2.5 write post / write page panels.

1) Too much scrolling is required. Items that were in the sidebar in 2.3 should be moved back.

2) Display a list of draft posts in the title as in 2.3.

3) Remove the maximum width so that users with wide screens are not forced to a narrow writing area.

Attachments (6)

new-pic-post.jpg (130.5 KB) - added by jabecker 7 years ago.
picture of the modified write post area
edit-page-form.php (14.7 KB) - added by jabecker 7 years ago.
modified edit-form-page.php
wp-admin.css (23.5 KB) - added by jabecker 7 years ago.
modified wp-admin.css
edit-pages.php (6.6 KB) - added by jabecker 7 years ago.
modified edit-pages.php
global.css (3.1 KB) - added by jabecker 7 years ago.
modified global.css
edit-form-advanced.php (18.2 KB) - added by jabecker 7 years ago.
modified edit-form-advanced.php

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Change History (14)

@jabecker7 years ago

picture of the modified write post area

@jabecker7 years ago

modified edit-form-page.php

@jabecker7 years ago

modified wp-admin.css

@jabecker7 years ago

modified edit-pages.php

@jabecker7 years ago

modified global.css

comment:1 follow-up: @bryan8687 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.7 to 2.6

+1 Excellent, excellent changes here!

Changing the milestone to 2.6 since we have code attached.

@jabecker7 years ago

modified edit-form-advanced.php

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @cre8d7 years ago

+1 from me too. Invaluable changes.

comment:3 @DD327 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion dev-feedback added

If i recall correctly,

It has been said elsewhere that for now the layout of the post screens will not be changing dramatically, specifically, not moving the categories & tags to the sidepanel.

It was suggested that once the category suggestion stuff and tag suggestions were added in, the extra width of having it below the post window would make sense

But take it with a grain of salt, I dont have anything to reference off right now and i cant seem to search anything up(But i'm sure theres been at least 2 other tickets for this). I'm sure if a large enough need was wanted to move to the sidebar again it'll be considered.

Personally I do not have enough space in my sidebar for the categories, and find that the extra width under the post box is ideal.

See also: #6635

comment:4 @jabecker7 years ago

I'm using my own changes and have found the layout much preferable to the new WP 2.5 layout.

The Category drop-down lists either all categories or most used categories already. I don't have a ton of categories, true, but there is room at the side to list them. And I can always close the menu when I'm done selecting the categories I want.

I am also using the plugin Simple Tags. It includes tag lists and tag suggestions. The tag lists appear in a scrollable box below the tag input. Again, there's plenty of room for the box to extend down quite a ways before it needs to start scrolling, and I can close the menu when I'm finished with tags.

Don't get me wrong - I'd love to have automatic tag suggestions. But I don't see why that requires a wider area than what's available in the sidebar.

comment:5 @jabecker7 years ago

P.S. re: #6635, it does not include the change to display the list of drafts at the top.

The reason that I find that function so helpful is because otherwise from the write page, I can't even tell I have drafts saved. With the way that auto-save works now, I ended up with several drafts that I had never intended creating. I realized they were there because I say it on the dashboard. But I don't go to the dashboard very often. I found it really annoying to have to go over to a separate list to find and delete the extraneous drafts. The list is really helpful information.

comment:6 @matt7 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

If you'd like to lobby for this change I'd recommend starting an idea on the ideas forum with links to your screenshots and asking people to vote for it. This isn't really ideal for Trac, so I'm going to close it out here.

comment:7 @Nazgul7 years ago

  • Milestone 2.6 deleted
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