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#1977 closed enhancement (fixed)

Add "Add New Topic" link to the top / left on forum pages

Reported by: sterndata Owned by: coffee2code
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Support Forums Keywords:
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Description

Some people seem to have a hard time finding where to add a topic in a forum. I suggest that "Add New Topic" be added as link below "Forum Info".

Attachments (2)

meta-1977_link.png (32.4 KB) - added by coffee2code 2 years ago.
As a link with a dashicon
meta-1977_button.png (33.8 KB) - added by coffee2code 2 years ago.
As a button

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Change History (15)

#2 @netweb
3 years ago

Added the comment: "The "Start a new discussion" button should probably appear on the forums page also" to the mockups post https://make.wordpress.org/meta/2016/08/19/support-forum-preliminary-mockups/

@coffee2code
2 years ago

As a link with a dashicon

@coffee2code
2 years ago

As a button

#3 @coffee2code
2 years ago

I posted mockups of two options:

  1. As a link with a dashicon (so it matches the "Recent Posts" and "Recent Topics" links below it): meta-1977_link.png
  2. As a button (so it matches the "Subscribe" button above it): meta-1977_button.png
  3. Something else/somewhere else?

Thoughts?

/cc @samuelsidler @mapk

#4 @samuelsidler
2 years ago

I like it as a link, personally, but I also think we should move the subscribe button lower in the sidebar. Perhaps even at the very bottom. That link should probably have a "reply" icon and say "Reply to Topic" when it's on a topic page.

#5 follow-up: @mapk
2 years ago

I like the button idea because it's performing an action.

I also agree with Sam about moving the 'subscribe' lower in the sidebar.

#6 in reply to: ↑ 5 ; follow-up: @coffee2code
2 years ago

  • Owner set to coffee2code
  • Status changed from new to accepted

Replying to mapk:

I like the button idea because it's performing an action.

I'm not sure I agree it is performing an action. Like other links, it simply takes you elsewhere (down-page) with no lasting effects.

Buttons like "Subscribe" and "Favorite" (the other current sidebar buttons), or the "Submit" button for the reply/topic forms, all result in lasting effects.

I'm inclined to agree with @samuelsidler that is should be a link. I'm not opposed to executive, designer, or majority override on that matter, should any be employed. As such, I'll wait a bit more to hear one way or another to avoid an unnecessary revert and reimplementation.

#7 in reply to: ↑ 6 @mapk
2 years ago

Replying to coffee2code:

Replying to mapk:

I like the button idea because it's performing an action.

I'm not sure I agree it is performing an action. Like other links, it simply takes you elsewhere (down-page) with no lasting effects.

Buttons like "Subscribe" and "Favorite" (the other current sidebar buttons), or the "Submit" button for the reply/topic forms, all result in lasting effects.

I'm inclined to agree with @samuelsidler that is should be a link. I'm not opposed to executive, designer, or majority override on that matter, should any be employed. As such, I'll wait a bit more to hear one way or another to avoid an unnecessary revert and reimplementation.

Oh yeah, good points. I didn't realize it just took you down the page. Keep it a link with the dashicon. That's cool.

#8 @coffee2code
2 years ago

#2352 was marked as a duplicate.

#9 @coffee2code
2 years ago

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

In 4720:

Support Theme: Add sidebar link "Create Topic" or "Reply to Topic" based on context.

Adds an above-the-fold link that leads to the down-page form (which is otherwise only discoverable by scrolling).

Fixes #1977.

#10 @coffee2code
2 years ago

In 4721:

Support Forums: For plugin/theme support forum sidebars, add link to "Create Topic", "Add Review", or "Edit Review" based on context.

Adds an above-the-fold link that leads to the down-page form (which is otherwise only discoverable by scrolling).

Fixes #169.
See #1977.

#11 @coffee2code
2 years ago

In 4722:

Support Theme: Move "Subscribe" and "Favorite" buttons to bottom of sidebar.

See #1977.

#12 @SergeyBiryukov
2 years ago

In 4739:

Support Theme: For reviews, change "Reply to Topic" link text to "Reply to Review".

See #1977.

#13 @SergeyBiryukov
2 years ago

In 4918:

Support Forums: Fix a typo in [4721] that prevented "Edit Review" link from appearing in plugin/theme sidebar for non-keymasters.

Review is a topic, not a reply.

See #2199, #1977.

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