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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#7579 closed enhancement (fixed)

Save/Publish buttons should more accurately reflect the consequences of their actions

Reported by: markjaquith Owned by:
Milestone: 2.7 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.7
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


The Save/Publish buttons can be confusing, and often don't clearly communicate the actions that will transpire when they are used. The buttons should be clear. For example, when a post date is set to the future, "Publish" should change to something like "Future Publish" or "Schedule to be Published" to reflect the fact that pressing that button won't immediately publish it (something some people are afraid of).

Also, the dropdown post status box creates some confusing scenarios. What happens if I change the status to "Pending Review" but hit "Publish" ? (Answer: it stays a draft... huh?)

This whole area needs work and needs to be more intuitive.

Change History (3)

#1 @caesarsgrunt
13 years ago

"Save" should be "Save Draft".

"Schedule to be Published" is a bit long for a button label, I think.

I agree with the general concept of clarifying this. (Is it a defect though? Enhancement, I'd say.)

#2 @janeforshort
12 years ago

  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

Mark and I mapped out button naming yesterday, changing to enhancement status.

#3 @markjaquith
12 years ago

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

Fixed, as of [9402] (for Posts... will be migrating to Pages along with all other improvements).

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