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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 9 months ago

#7859 closed enhancement (wontfix)

weighted category cloud and tag cloud instead of lists to choose categories and tags in the backend

Reported by: youngmicroserf Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version:
Component: Editor Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Hi,

choosing categories is still annoying if you have a couple of them. Scrolling and checking is needed. Tags are simpler to work with, but I think it would be extremely handy to use a category cloud / tag cloud to choose the categories/tags for a post/page. The category/tag cloud could be displayed in the metabox or, preferably, for space reasons, in a thickbox.

I used milestone 2.7 as there is so much admin work going on anyway and I'm not sure if the feature list is already definitive for the release.

Attachments (3)

multiple_selected_categorie.jpg (59.8 KB) - added by youngmicroserf 6 years ago.
photoshop mockup of tag editing /category editing ida
selected_for_editing.jpg (60.9 KB) - added by youngmicroserf 6 years ago.
Cateory/tag selected for editing
inline_editing.jpg (44.7 KB) - added by youngmicroserf 6 years ago.
Inline category/tag editing

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Change History (11)

youngmicroserf6 years ago

photoshop mockup of tag editing /category editing ida

youngmicroserf6 years ago

Cateory/tag selected for editing

youngmicroserf6 years ago

Inline category/tag editing

comment:1 youngmicroserf6 years ago

Come to think of it - why not use a tag cloud as primary interface for tag and category editing as well? Just attached some photoshop mockups of the idea.

comment:2 follow-up: ryan6 years ago

See the wireframes, we have something similar in mind.

http://wpdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/wf-dashboard_v002_093008jw.pdf

comment:3 in reply to: ↑ 2 youngmicroserf6 years ago

Replying to ryan:

See the wireframes, we have something similar in mind.

http://wpdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/wf-dashboard_v002_093008jw.pdf

I checked the wireframes, thanks. A "popular tags" cloud is only proposed on the tag screen. And it doesn't propose inline editing but loading of the edit page. If possible, I'd at least propose to do a category cloud with a similar functionality as the tag one. But I think from a UI experience point of view inline editing is preferable to the edit screen.

comment:4 janeforshort5 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.7 to 2.9

Pushing back until reconsideration of tags and categories in 2.8

comment:5 FFEMTcJ5 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

comment:6 Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

  • Component changed from Administration to Taxonomy
  • Milestone changed from 2.9 to Future Release

comment:7 avryl9 months ago

  • Component changed from Taxonomy to Editor
  • Keywords admin category cloud interface usability removed

comment:8 helen9 months ago

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

Given how different the admin screens are now and that taxonomy metaboxes are in the side by default, closing.

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