Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 14 months ago

#5535 new enhancement

Allow moving threads into the Plugin/Theme support forums

Reported by: dd32's profile dd32 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Support Forums Keywords:


Currently to move a thread into the Plugin/Theme support forums, a moderator is required to load wp-admin, add the appropriate taxonomies, and then change the forum to 'Plugins' or 'Themes'.

It'd be much easier if there was a move-to-plugin/theme option available in the thread view.

Attachments (1)

5535.patch (5.3 KB) - added by Clorith 2 years ago.

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Change History (7)

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

3 years ago

#2 @ilovewpcom
3 years ago


A few weeks ago I have mentioned an issue related to the moving of threads from one forum section into another.

I would hope that users that are subscribed to a forum will be notified by email when a thread is moved into that section.

To better understand, here's what happened:
A user posted a support thread in the General Forums, but the issue was with one of my themes.
The thread was moved into my forum, but I was not notified of it.
So I discovered the support question by accident about 3 weeks later.
This is not good user/author experience.

Please consider sending an email notification to subscribers similarly to how it is done when a thread is first created.

Thank you.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #forums by dd32. View the logs.

3 years ago

#4 @Clorith
2 years ago

@ilovewpcom That is an different topic from this one, a general ticket on improving notifications would be better :)

As for this ticket, I agree that moving should be easier, and we can make it much simpler I think.
In the edit topic view, let's add a "Move to plugin or theme", and make it an input field that accepts the URL for the plugin or theme, giving entries such as:


We then get the type (theme or plugin), and the slug, in a copy-pasteable format without needing the one editing to fill out two fields with the right information, reducing the likelihood of human error, and giving hints to the "mover".

2 years ago

#5 @Clorith
2 years ago

5535.patch is my idea for a quick and easy implementation of this. It provides a text field when someone with moderate capabilities, on the global forums, edits a topic. The text field expects a URL to a plugin or theme page on, in the format of|themes)/(slug), and uses that to match for, and switch to, the applicable slug.

It also includes an example placeholder URL to help guide those using the field, and a helpful field descriptor detailing it as well.

the theme or plugin relationship will only be updated if the field has a value, and the regex matches. It's slightly WIP in that I've not added any error message to it yet, curious if there should be a check for a valid slug before switching to them, or if the idea behind copy-pasting is enough here as well?

And what kind of error would be helpful if the URL isn't valid and does not match the regex pattern?

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14 months ago

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