Making WordPress.org

Opened 21 months ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#6345 new enhancement

Make signup form clearer

Reported by: clorith's profile Clorith Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Login & Authentication Keywords:
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Description

Currently the signup form on WordPress.org also lets you provide details sch as a URL, interests, etc.

The UX of this is that the password (required field) and interests etc (optional fields) all look the same, there's no indicator that one is required or not.

This is made more obscure by the signup button being disabled if your password is not strong enough, which may reinforce the belief that these fields all need to be filled in, and potentially leading to dummy data being used.

Marking the required field(s) during signup in some manner (asterisks being a well established pattern by now), and also providing users with guidance that the reason they can not complete signup is because their password is not strong enough would go a long way to improving this flow.

Change History (6)

#1 @Ipstenu
21 months ago

It would also be nice if we validated the domain in the form. Just a javascript "That domain is invalid" for when people put in silly things like http:/wordpress.org (see the one slash?) or https://wordpress (no TLD).

#2 @dd32
21 months ago

In 11915:

Login: Provide some feedback that the URL is not valid.

A high number of accounts are created with invalid URLs which causes confusion and delays some registrations.

See #6345.

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21 months ago

#4 follow-up: @Ipstenu
21 months ago

We got our first complaint about why it keeps telling them their (invalid) URL is invalid.

This page needs some redesign work methinks.

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21 months ago

#6 in reply to: ↑ 4 @dd32
21 months ago

Replying to Ipstenu:

We got our first complaint about why it keeps telling them their (invalid) URL is invalid.

It works!

This page needs some redesign work methinks.

The entire signup flow needs some work :)

The existing fields that are asked for are not exactly important, and are mostly just to distract people while they wait for the signup confirmation email to turn up.

The visual design of the pages needs updating, including making the forms wider, to match the design of WordPress.org/news - See https://github.com/WordPress/wordpress.org/pull/53 for a start on that before learning the visual design wasn't finalised.

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