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Opened 2 years ago

Closed 15 months ago

Last modified 15 months ago

#6216 closed enhancement (fixed)

Add photo submission link to home page

Reported by: mdburnette's profile mdburnette Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Photo Directory Keywords: needs-design
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Description

In preparation for launch (and removal of the "You're a bit early" banner), we may want to consider including a link to submit photos from the top of the home page area.

Currently, there is a link buried at the bottom of the home page and then one in the subpage blue bar navigation.

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meta-6216.png (368.4 KB) - added by coffee2code 15 months ago.
Screenshot showing new link added above-the-fold on the front page.

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Change History (5)

#1 @coffee2code
2 years ago

  • Keywords needs-design added

I can get behind this request.

The front page is largely modeled after the Plugin and Theme Directories (more notable the former). But unlike those directories, just about anyone can readily contribute photos so making it clear they can do so more prominently seems reasonable and appropriate.

That said, how and where? The Theme Directory does include an above-the-fold link to "Commercial Themes" but it's in a rather unsightly nav bar.

The easiest and cleanest might be to change the page subheading from:

Enhance your content! Browse 2,416 free photos.

to something like:

Enhance your content! Browse 2,416 free photos or contribute some of yours.

(I'm certainly open to better phrasing.)

Anything more and we'll probably want more design input. We don't want too much prominence on the "contribute your photos" link as it's a secondary action to viewing/finding photos.

@coffee2code
15 months ago

Screenshot showing new link added above-the-fold on the front page.

#2 follow-up: @coffee2code
15 months ago

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

Fixed in [12383] (apologies for omitting props in the commit, which should have been included as below):

Photo Directory: Add a link above-the-fold on the front page to submit a photo.

This makes it immediately clear that contributing photos is something that can be done (which, for most people, they can reasonably do) and saves having to scroll past the front page photo grid to get to the submit link.

This is only necessary on the front page since a submit link appears in the nav menu shown on every other page.

Props mdburnette, coffee2code.
Fixes #6216.

#3 in reply to: ↑ 2 @dd32
15 months ago

apologies for omitting props in the commit, which should have been included as below

Added via https://make.wordpress.org/meta/wp-admin/admin.php?page=props-edit-meta which results in it showing up in profiles and any future prop reports.

#4 @coffee2code
15 months ago

@dd32: Thanks for that!

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