[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #19239: Combine WordPress News and Other WordPress News dashboard widgets

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Sat Sep 7 04:58:42 UTC 2013

#19239: Combine WordPress News and Other WordPress News dashboard widgets
 Reporter:  jane                     |       Owner:
     Type:  feature request          |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                   |   Milestone:  3.8
Component:  Administration           |     Version:  3.3
 Severity:  normal                   |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch needs-testing  |

Comment (by helen):

 I'm kind of confused by this ticket now, especially because I've been
 sitting on responding to it for so long - are we combining these two
 specific feeds and maybe just having a mechanism for localized URLs
 somehow, or are we building out a widget that basically functions as an
 RSS reader? The latter seems really weird to me. Honestly, it's weird that
 these two widgets had UI configuration beyond *maybe* number of items in
 the first place. Maybe the dashboard feature dev plugin is a good chance
 to just start over :)

 Replying to [comment:20 lessbloat]:
 > '''Possible next steps:'''
 > - Use tabs to separate each feed - see: http://cl.ly/image/0B1g1V3V3n1M
 for a mockup by Joen
 > - Provide a way for users to add/remove feeds within the configure UI
 > - Reduce options in config section?  Can we remove the "display item
 author" option?
 > Thoughts?

 * Tabs don't scale at all, especially given title lengths and possibly
 having any number of feeds.
 * As above, I'm starting to feel like we're building an RSS reader.
 * Please oh please get rid of some options if we keep going down this
 road. Like all of the checkboxes, and maybe even the customizable title.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/19239#comment:22>
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