[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #32678: Audit toolbar links and content

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Mon Jun 29 16:56:28 UTC 2015

#32678: Audit toolbar links and content
 Reporter:  helen                              |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement                        |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                             |   Milestone:  4.3
Component:  Toolbar                            |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                             |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch make-flow needs-testing  |     Focuses:  ui

Comment (by designsimply):

 > I'm getting a W icon that will also be an admin menu actuator on small
 screens. On larger screens it will be a flyout that duplicates the admin
 menu below. Not sure how I feel about that.

 fwiw, I like the consistency in having the same far left icon trigger the
 same menu no matter your location. In the i9b design, I think most people
 will be able to find their way between front-end and dashboard pretty
 easily, but I also can see a possibility of getting a little lost at the
 dashboard page if they don't figure out that the W triggers the wp-admin
 menu. We can test that!!

 Stepping back a little, this is from the original ticket:

 > At the very least, for 4.3, we need to resolve the issue of mixing
 customizer links in with dashboard links.

 It feels like we've gone way past the original request in this ticket with
 a whole lot of untested changes at once—things that could work out but
 will need testing to sort out. We could switch back to solving just the
 customizer links issue in 32678 and moving the i9b design to a feature
 plugin as ryan suggested. Slowing it down and testing it a lot more could
 really help.

 The problem we need to solve first is that some links take you into the
 customizer context without warning.

 Instead of replacing the comments link with a customize link in the bar,
 would you consider simply adding "Customize" as a main item in the left
 navigation in wp-admin pages to solve the stated problem? It might also
 help with the misconception that the customizer is meant to replace the
 appearance menu or be theme-related things only.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/32678#comment:56>
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