New dashboard : enhancement suggestions

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  • #212111

    spqr78
    Member

    New dashboard : enhancement suggestions.
    This list can be extended by other bloggers in their answers.

    On the Comments page :
    – font is one size too small
    – clicking on the name of the author of a comment for editing it, is unintuitive at all ; now, I know how to do, it is Ok for me, but if you do not change that, you will get posts on your forum with always the same question for three years :-)
    There are many possibliies :
    – restore the “Edit” button,
    – a line of text : “For editing this, click on author name”
    – a pop-up on demand.

    That is the same thing for editing posts.

    On editing comments :
    Set the fields “Name”, “e-mail” and “URL” on the same line as it was on the old dashboard.
    Now they take the half of the screen with a lot of empty space.
    Now, you have to scroll down the editing comment page to access to its text.

    On editing comments :
    Do not set the button “Delete” right next to the button “Save” : it is dangerous.

    On deleting a comment :
    Add a confirmation question.

    On editing posts :
    Restore the button “Save and continue editing”.

    On editing posts :
    Do not set the button “Delete” right next to the button “Save” : it is dangerous.

    On the dashboard :
    Set a link “Dashboard” on the top of all pages of the dashboard : there is enough space for that !

    #212337

    mikecane
    Member

    >>>On editing posts :
    >>>Restore the button “Save and continue editing”.

    Oh yes!

    Also:

    Put Categories on TOP. I keep forgetting to scroll down to check off Categories for posts now!

    #212342

    I agree with so many of these!
    There are more enhancements to come

    http://wordpress.com/blog/2008/04/04/new-dashboard/

    so we’ll see what we get; it’ll be like waiting for Christmas – do we get what we want, or naaawwwtt? ;)

    #212358

    Ditto to bigger fonts.
    Move the text about what template you’re using to the bottom.
    Sort Pending Review posts by date to publish, like the other views of your posts.
    Restore default blog stats to Today.

    #212442

    meeshbeer
    Member

    the disappearance of the “save and continue editing” button is a pain in the ass. All the other things I’m putting up with, but this ticks me off.

    #212450

    mikecane
    Member

    Ach. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to Categories down there now. All I did today were *two* posts. And it wasn’t until seeing them much later that I realized both were Uncategorized!

    #212451

    raincoaster
    Member

    I’m loving the “Most used” option on Categories. Saves tons of time for us over-categorizers.

    #212454

    mikecane
    Member

    I tried that once. I don’t understand the algorithm behind it. What I expected to be there wasn’t. Besides, you still have to remember to scroll down!

    #212456

    raincoaster
    Member

    True. I think they want to encourage tags instead of categories, frankly.

    #212459

    mikecane
    Member

    I never use tags. It’s bad enough sometimes I don’t remember all the Categories I use (and it’s not that many!). Trying to keep tags in mind is a recipe for a rubber room.

    #212460

    raincoaster
    Member

    Exactly. Besides, I can’t see any SEO advantages to tags whatsoever, while I certainly can for Categories. But god knows people have tried to get me to change my mind. I expect that as time goes on the tags and categories here will diverge in more meaningful ways and I for one don’t want to be caught on the wrong side of the divide.

    #212468

    These are brilliant suggestions.I hope WP is listening.

    #212578

    spqr78
    Member

    On editing posts :
    Set “Post Author” (in addition to “Categories” already suggested by mikecane) on the right column (there is plenty of free space under “Related”).

    Image upload :
    – upload from URL : let description as optional
    – add the amount of free space as in old version
    – class aligncenter does not work ; I use p and align as before
    – IO Error when trying to upload images : very often ; sometimes it works, sometimes this error happens.

    #212580

    thehostess
    Member

    These are great suggestions! As the author of the blog I miss being able to “edit” or respond to guests in the same comment instead of just making a new comment underneath. Hopefully WP will put the Edit Comment back in as well as others you have suggested.

    #212581

    thehostess, you still have that option; just click on the commenter’s name.

    #212583

    raincoaster
    Member

    The Edit comment button still appears if you’ve got Custom CSS, or so I would judge from my blog.

    #212586

    SPQR,
    You can use div instead of P and it will still work. p paragraphs it. not sure what div means but it doesn’t mess with anything like double spacing. Just remember to close it… /div

    By the way. You guys don’t need to cuss. There are better, more artistic nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs out there in the english language. Ones that will help you explain yourself better. Some of the cuss words could mean anything really. :)

    Enjoy,
    Mark

    #212587

    OH, let me make my last post clear. The top paragraph is to SPQR, the bottom paragraph is to the cussers. Thanks.

    #212614

    spqr78
    Member

    @crushed4iniquity
    Yes, I use also <div> instead of <p>, particularly when I do not want a

    #212655

    spqr78
    Member

    Add a confirmation question asked before deletion of spam comments.

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