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Opened 12 months ago

Closed 4 months ago

#4659 closed enhancement (fixed)

Users still have trouble finding the new topic form in forums

Reported by: bcworkz Owned by: coffee2code
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: Support Forums Keywords: has-patch needs-design-feedback
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Description

I'm passing along what I thought were a couple good suggestions from a forums user.

The "+ Create Topic" button near the top of forum listing pages tends to blend into the page. It would be good if it stood out better, perhaps by applying a colored background.

Add a "Create New Topic" link in the sidebar that skips down to the form would help users find their way to the form.

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4659-4.png (50.1 KB) - added by valentinbora 6 months ago.
A proposal after some discussion and quick iteration over screenshots on Slack
4659-desktop.png (73.1 KB) - added by valentinbora 6 months ago.
Desktop proposal after some polish
4659-mobile.png (45.4 KB) - added by valentinbora 6 months ago.
Mobile proposal
4659.diff (3.2 KB) - added by valentinbora 6 months ago.
Implementation of the latest proposal with a search form and a create topic button for Forums

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Change History (18)

#1 in reply to: ↑ description @netweb
12 months ago

Replying to bcworkz:

I'm passing along what I thought were a couple good suggestions from a forums user.

The "+ Create Topic" button near the top of forum listing pages tends to blend into the page. It would be good if it stood out better, perhaps by applying a colored background.

I'm not aginst the background colour of the button being blue

Add a "Create New Topic" link in the sidebar that skips down to the form would help users find their way to the form.

This was removed in #3722

#2 @Otto42
9 months ago

#4828 was marked as a duplicate.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #forums by clorith. View the logs.


6 months ago

@valentinbora
6 months ago

A proposal after some discussion and quick iteration over screenshots on Slack

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


6 months ago

@valentinbora
6 months ago

Desktop proposal after some polish

@valentinbora
6 months ago

Mobile proposal

@valentinbora
6 months ago

Implementation of the latest proposal with a search form and a create topic button for Forums

#6 @valentinbora
6 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch needs-design-feedback added

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6 months ago

#8 @coffee2code
6 months ago

Hey @melchoyce, since this seems prescient and relevant to your interest in #1977, would you mind chiming in on the above mockups for this proposal to add a search field (missing from main forums, though present on plugin/theme support forums and reviews) and make the "create topic" link more prominent?

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #design by valentinbora. View the logs.


6 months ago

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #design by valentinbora. View the logs.


6 months ago

#11 @melchoyce
6 months ago

I think that button should be secondary, not primary, but otherwise looks good 🙌

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5 months ago

#13 @coffee2code
4 months ago

In 9663:

Support Forums: Output search form and button for creating topic/review next to each other above topics table.

Props valentinbora, bcworkz, melchoyce, coffee2code.
See #4659.

#14 @coffee2code
4 months ago

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

In 9664:

Support theme: Add styles for search form and create topic/review button added above topics tables.

Also adjusts searchform template to work with related changes made to the plugin.

Props valentinbora, bcworkz, melchoyce, coffee2code.
See [9663].
Fixes #4659.

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