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#3219 closed enhancement (fixed)

Create a new thread form: Help text combined with labels

Reported by: anevins Owned by: SergeyBiryukov
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Support Forums Keywords: has-patch
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Description

Form in question: https://wordpress.org/support/forum/how-to-and-troubleshooting/#new-post

I think users would receive a better experience if the descriptiveness of labels are improved in the form to create a new thread.

Specifically this is regarding the "Version" label. There is information beneath it explaining what it means ("Select the version of WordPress you are using."), but I think there's no reason for that information not to be inside the label itself.

For instance the label could be improved to "Select the version of WordPress you are using".

Currently the help text is outside of the label and is not associated with ARIA, so it wouldn't be picked up by assistive technologies. However I wouldn't think this is a case where it's necessary to put text outside of the label.

On a relating note, could there be a label added to the comment (textarea) field?

Related: #3218

Attachments (1)

3219.diff (948 bytes) - added by audrasjb 8 weeks ago.
fixes 3219: correct label for wp-version field

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Change History (6)

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8 weeks ago

@audrasjb
8 weeks ago

fixes 3219: correct label for wp-version field

#2 in reply to: ↑ description ; follow-up: @audrasjb
8 weeks ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

Hello,

Replying to anevins:

Currently the help text is outside of the label and is not associated with ARIA, so it wouldn't be picked up by assistive technologies. However I wouldn't think this is a case where it's necessary to put text outside of the label.

Sure, I think you are right. 3219.diff should fix it.

On a relating note, could there be a label added to the comment (textarea) field?

Not sure but shouldn't we separate this into another ticket for better tracability since this is dealing with completely separated files?

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
8 weeks ago

  • Component changed from General to Support Forums

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
8 weeks ago

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

In 6048:

Support Forums, Version Dropdown: Make the Version field label more descriptive for better accessibility.

Props audrasjb, anevins.
Fixes #3219.

#5 in reply to: ↑ 2 @SergeyBiryukov
8 weeks ago

Replying to audrasjb:

On a relating note, could there be a label added to the comment (textarea) field?

Not sure but shouldn't we separate this into another ticket for better tracability since this is dealing with completely separated files?

Yes, please :)

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