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Opened 2 years ago

Closed 14 months ago

#1887 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Site title should be a visible link

Reported by: La Geek Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: General Keywords: ux-feedback


the h2 -> word -> Foren is a link. But it is shown as normal text.

reference: wp4.css - line 1923

#headline a {
    color: #555555;

Suggestion: New/additional CSS-Code in line 1924

#headline h2 a {
    color: #21759b;

or at least text-decoration: underline;

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Change History (10)

#1 @La Geek
2 years ago

There is a second thing to mention: On the link above you'll come to the "startpage" of the forum. This is a link and should not be one, should not have an anchor-tag, since it leads to itself.

So in real, this ticket is two tickets:

Remove the anchor-tag on Forum Startpage

and add some CSS to the h2 link in the subforums like

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #meta by lageek. View the logs.

2 years ago

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
2 years ago

  • Component changed from International Forums to General

#4 @ocean90
2 years ago

  • Summary changed from bbPress 2 - Word "Foren" is a link and should be a visible link to Site title should be a visible link

#5 @samuelsidler
2 years ago

This is a design decision, I believe. With the revamped design (see https://make.wordpress.org/meta/ and https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/) text decoration remains the same.

#6 follow-ups: @La Geek
2 years ago

The design, if you make a link visible is the one (okay, is not very accessible friendly). I can't understand this, but it's okay. I am sure they have given enough thoughts to this.

But a link that leads to itself is no design question. It is nonsense ;)

#7 in reply to: ↑ 6 @samuelsidler
2 years ago

Replying to La Geek:

But a link that leads to itself is no design question. It is nonsense ;)

I'm not sure I follow. If you're on de.wordpress.org/support/ and click on "Foren" you will be taken to de.wordpress.org/support/. That is true.

However, if you're on de.wordpress.org and click on the WordPress logo, you'll be taken to de.wordpress.org. That's a very common action. The same is true for any of the items in the subheader. Typically, navigational items remain active links, even if you're viewing the page they link to. This is true across the internet.

What behavior would you expect?

#8 in reply to: ↑ 6 @SergeyBiryukov
2 years ago

Replying to La Geek:

But a link that leads to itself is no design question. It is nonsense ;)

I guess it's a matter of consistency.

Some might find it confusing if the link is there on internal pages, but not on the home page.

Others might want to copy the URL to paste it somewhere else, and being able to do that on the home page without extra clicks is quite handy.

https://wordpress.org/ header links to itself as well :)

#9 @La Geek
2 years ago

If the link is a graphic logo or text-logo positioned in the header, you expect, that it leads to the homepage.

But a link like Foren that is positioned in the content, and leads to itself on
https://de.wordpress.org/support <-> to https://de.wordpress.org/support is not, what I would expect. I would expect no link there.

If you are fine with this, okay, :), then the ticket could be closed.

#10 @karmatosed
14 months ago

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

I think we are ok saying this is a design decision at this point, so closing.

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