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Oddities in the in-dash Help tab

  1. Last year I mentioned that links in the in-dash Help tab pointed to the Codex rather than to WPcom documentation and indeed that is still the situation today. This is confusing to new users.

    Additionally while looking for something entirely different today, while in the Media Library dashboard, I clicked on the help tab and the overview there reads,

    This screen lists all the existing users for your site. Each user has one of five defined roles as set by the site admin: Site Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, or Subscriber. Users with roles other than Administrator will see fewer options in the dashboard navigation when they are logged in, based on their role.

    To add a new user for your site, click Invite New in the Users menu section.

    Thinking this was a bit unusual, I started to look at the Help tab in some of the other screens (Post Editor, Links, Feedback, Manage Themes) and this same text appears on each of them.

    I refreshed a number of times and the text remained the same, so I am assuming this is a bug. FYI

  2. We'll look into that text, thank you!

    Could you please point out where you see the links that go to the Codex?

  3. Hi Karim- :)

    Specific remaining example:
    Post Editor Help tab under Inserting Media the info on embeds points to the Codex.

  4. I've just sent it to our developers. I'll contact you once it's fixed.

    Thank you!

  5. No worries, Karim. I can see for myself. :)

    But I did find one more link in the Dashboard Help tab. The link to WordPress News under the Content link points to WP Planet.

  6. Hey Karim-any update here? I realize fixing this is not at the top of anyone's priority list, but after almost a month, was hoping it might have been looked at. :)

  7. It's still on their list but there is just a long queue of other issues on there as well. I get a notification once it's fixed and let you know right away when that happens.

    But I did find one more link in the Dashboard Help tab. The link to WordPress News under the Content link points to WP Planet.

    I've just added this to the list. Keep them coming :)

  8. The explanation in the Excerpts Module in the Post Editor links to the Codex.

  9. Noted, thanks.

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