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#2455 closed enhancement (fixed)

Forums: Change "Forums" link in the header to something more useful

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

Currently, the Forums link in the header seems useless, as it just duplicates the Support heading link.

Would it make sense to change it to Forum Welcome, like we did for the home page in #2428?

cc @Ipstenu, @macmanx, @Clorith

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Change History (12)

#1 follow-up: @samuelsidler
3 years ago

I'd prefer we leave it how it is, for future-proofing. After helphub integrates with the forums, both will be on the /support/ landing pages so this will be a way to get directly to the support forums from any page on the site.

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 ; follow-up: @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

Replying to samuelsidler:

After helphub integrates with the forums, both will be on the /support/ landing pages so this will be a way to get directly to the support forums from any page on the site.

Does it mean the Support and Forums links will be differentiated when that happens?

Currently, I think it should at least scroll to the list of forums: https://wordpress.org/support/#bbpress-forums, instead of duplicating the preceding Support link.

On Russian forums specifically, we'd like to have a link to the forum rules there. I could just edit the translation, but I thought other forums might benefit from a similar change as well, hence the suggestion to change it for all forums :)

#3 in reply to: ↑ 2 @samuelsidler
3 years ago

Replying to SergeyBiryukov:

Does it mean the Support and Forums links will be differentiated when that happens?

That's correct. The landing page for Support will include the knowledge base (helphub) and the forums, to a lesser degree. Then, a landing page will be created just for the knowledge base and a separate one just for the forums.

Currently, I think it should at least scroll to the list of forums: https://wordpress.org/support/#bbpress-forums, instead of duplicating the preceding Support link.

Sure, that makes sense.

On Russian forums specifically, we'd like to have a link to the forum rules there. I could just edit the translation, but I thought other forums might benefit from a similar change as well, hence the suggestion to change it for all forums :)

Short/medium term, that's fine, but in the long term (when we have translatable docs), it should mirror the main support forums.

#4 @coffee2code
3 years ago

  • Owner set to coffee2code
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 4846:

Support Theme: Link "Forums" in menu to "/#bbpress-forums".

It now more aptly leads to actual forums listing and no longer duplicates the link target of the preceding "Support" link.

Fixes #2455.

#5 @coffee2code
3 years ago

Feel free to reopen if there is an outstanding request I overlooked.

#6 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

@coffee2code: Looks like there's a more compact and convenient list of forums with a sidebar: https://wordpress.org/support/forums/

Could we change the #bbpress-forums link URL to that one, or is it not supposed to exist? :)

#7 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Reopening to address comment:6.

#8 @SergeyBiryukov
2 years ago

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

In 5122:

Support Theme: Link "Forums" in menu to the actual list of forums instead of the landing page.

The list view is much easier to parse than column view, and it gives a better idea how busy a particular forum is.

Fixes #2455.

#9 @SergeyBiryukov
2 years ago

In 5126:

Support Theme: After [5122], use correct relative link to the forums list.

See #2455.

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


6 months ago

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