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Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

#4759 new enhancement

Add a link icon to FAQ questions for plugins

Reported by: helgatheviking's profile helgatheviking Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords:
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Description (last modified by SergeyBiryukov)

The current FAQ has no way to retrieve the link to a particular question. Per #4519 it needs to be a button for accessibility reasons, but that means you can't right-click to copy the link. So instead you have to go into your browsers dev tools, copy the anchor link and combine that with the current URL.

https://cl.ly/651906af9a71

It could be helpful to add a link icon next to the question title that holds the full anchor link.

Change History (12)

#1 @helgatheviking
5 years ago

Just noticed the # signs being used in some documentation that do exactly what I'm trying to describe. Example: https://wordpress.org/support/article/debugging-in-wordpress/#wp_debug

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
5 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Plugin Directory
  • Description modified (diff)

#3 @dufresnesteven
4 years ago

@helgatheviking Hi there!

What would be the use case for copying the anchor tag? Is it to share it externally?

As a note, when you click on the anchor link, it will update your browser's url (Tested in Chrome). You could also copy it from there.

Last edited 4 years ago by dufresnesteven (previous) (diff)

#4 @helgatheviking
4 years ago

@dufresnesteven Hi! The use case is that I find myself linking people from support to the FAQ. Read the manual and all that! :)

I hadn't noticed the browser url updating, so thanks for the tip! Still I think what is happening in the support articles (with the linked #) is great and would be useful in plugin pages too.

#5 @dufresnesteven
4 years ago

@helgatheviking Got It.

I am by no means an Accessibility expert, but I think we could change that button to a div and add role="button" to achieve the same affect.

I'll do some research and circle back.

Although the anchor tag (#) does exist, it think it would be bizarre to have it in the toggle for a collapsible section.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by dufresnesteven. View the logs.


4 years ago

#7 @dd32
4 years ago

  • Summary changed from <Enhancement> Add a link icon to FAQ questions for plugins to Add a link icon to FAQ questions for plugins
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

#8 @joedolson
2 years ago

  • Keywords close added

I believe this was closed in https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6171

#9 @helgatheviking
2 years ago

While there's no icon, it does look like clicking on the FAQ link, auto-populates the link in the address bar. Ex: https://wordpress.org/plugins/nav-menu-roles/#workaround%20%233

#10 @joedolson
2 years ago

  • Keywords close removed

Ah - this is a different issue. I didn't follow what the original request was referencing.

Unless you'd consider that an adequate resolution, since the accordion now updates the URL so that you can easily link directly to a target FAQ answer.

Last edited 2 years ago by joedolson (previous) (diff)

#11 @helgatheviking
2 years ago

Wouldn't hurt to have icons, but I no longer have to go to the HTML source to generate a direct URL with hashtag... so my core problem is resolved as I can directly link users to the relevant section of the FAQ.

#12 @dd32
2 years ago

Given #4519 changed this from a more useful <a href> to a <button>, the URL updates, and adding extra UI elements to the page feels like it'll just result in a more cluttered appearance.. I'm tempted to close this as worksforme.

Ideally, I think we'd revert the #4519 changes and go back to a link, potentially with a button or other action specifically targetting accessibility purposes. (Ie. Have the <a> as the visible link, but a <button> available to keyboard/screen-readers.

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