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

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Fri Dec 11 07:29:35 UTC 2015

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

Comment (by celloexpressions):

 Let's revisit this. I think there was a fair bit of consensus on the
 approach prior to reaching beta for 4.3, but some larger questions and
 thoughts of doing a broader refresh of the toolbar beyond its contents
 seems to have caused the perception of enough effort required for us to
 skip an entire release cycle in terms of any movement here.

 Do we want to continue iterating on  [attachment:wpadmin-bar-concept-
 i9b.png]? Can we focus on content and navigation, and define secondary
 changes such as markup, accessibility (beyond things directly caused by
 changes here), dealing with lots of site on multisite, etc. as things that
 should be handled by other tickets? Should work continue on this ticket,
 or do we want to switch over to the feature plugin mentioned above for the
 time being? Is someone willing/able to work on user testing the proposed

 I'll note that the patch and plugin likely need some refreshing, but let's
 decide on how we want to go about this first.


 Personal thoughts after revisiting this a bit:
 - Access to the top-level admin menu from the front end is incredibly
 useful, esp. with unified design + icons
 - The notification bubble is a nice touch
 - Flow seems improved for both desktop and mobile
 - Redefining the purpose of the W icon works nicely, but we may need to
 consider whether that's a concern if people are trying to mask the fact
 that the site's running WordPress by hiding this CMS branding (or whether
 we care). Regardless, it's nice to lose those links and that submenu
 - Need to figure out site vs. sites menu hierarchy for multisite

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/32678#comment:95>
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