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Closed 2 months ago

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#7462 closed enhancement (reported-upstream)

Enhance User Navigation by Minimizing 'Edit Profile' Redundancy in wp.org's Admin Bar

Reported by: dionysous's profile dionysous Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Global Header/Footer Keywords:
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Description

The admin bar dropdown for logged in users has redundancy in its navigation links. The intent of this ticket is to suggest an improvement to the user interface by altering one of the "Edit Profile" links to a "View Profile" link. This modification promises to improve the navigation experience by allowing users to swiftly access their public profile directly from the admin bar.

https://i.imgur.com/zrh08xy.png

Current Interface

  • The username in the admin bar's top-right corner navigates to the Edit Profile page.
  • Hovering over the username reveals the dropdown menu, which includes:
    • "Howdy, ((displayname))" redirects to the Edit Profile page.
    • "((username))" combined with "((displayname))" redirects to the Edit Profile page.
    • "Edit Profile" leads to the same Edit Profile page.
    • "Log Out" leading to the logout process.

Proposed Interface Enhancement

  • The username in the admin bar's top-right corner continues to navigate to the Edit Profile page.
  • Hovering over the username still displays the dropdown menu, but with a more intuitive link setup:
    • "Howdy, ((displayname))" maintains its redirection to the Edit Profile page.
    • "((username))" alongside "View Profile" now directs to the View Profile page.
    • "Edit Profile" remains unchanged, leading to the Edit Profile page.
    • "Log Out" continues to facilitate the logout process.

Challenges

  • On wordpress.org, there is always a publicly visible profile. There, the "View Profile" link should always be present.
    • For example, I often use my profile to check my photo uploads in the directory. Since all three links currently lead to "Edit Profile," one must navigate further from there, which is cumbersome.
  • Changing the dropdown menu could initially lead to slight confusion among the WordPress community. However, this can be prevented with clear link labels.

Reference

This ticket is related to to this core ticket https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/60489.

Change History (5)

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


2 months ago

#2 @dionysous
2 months ago

I wasn't sure, which component was affected and where to post this topic. I think GitHub is the right place: https://github.com/WordPress/wporg-mu-plugins/issues/268#issuecomment-1938290193

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


2 months ago

#4 @coffee2code
2 months ago

  • Component changed from Profiles to Global Header/Footer
  • Resolution set to reported-upstream
  • Status changed from new to closed

#5 @dufresnesteven
5 weeks ago

#7515 was marked as a duplicate.

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