[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #55878: The Manage Themes Screen Needs to Indicate Clear User Actions

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#55878: The Manage Themes Screen Needs to Indicate Clear User Actions
 Reporter:  deborah86    |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Themes       |     Version:
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion  |     Focuses:  ui, administration

Comment (by deborah86):

 Replying to [comment:3 SergeyBiryukov]:
 > Hi there, thanks for the ticket!
 > Replying to [ticket:55878 deborah86]:
 > > - The Add New isn't descriptive of the action the user should it. The
 text on the button should be changed to "Browse WordPress Themes".
 > > - ...
 > > - A button should be added that allows the user to upload a theme. It
 should say "Upload Theme".
 > > - The button that says "Add New Theme" should be changed to "Browse
 WordPress Themes" so the user understands the button is not for uploading
 WordPress themes but to browse themes.
 > I might be missing something, but the Add Themes screen does include a
 section for uploading a theme, see [attachment:55878.upload-theme.png], so
 "Add New" seems accurate. It is also consistent with all the other "Add
 New" links for various WordPress entities and data types across the admin,
 see comment:1:ticket:55875.
 You are using an older version of WordPress or the button is too hard to
 find. Clicking on both "Add New" and "Add New Theme" buttons takes me to
 the Add Theme page. Add New is easy for a developer to understand but for
 an average user picking up WordPress for the first time, it is not
 descriptive. They don't know what it means. The biggest complaint about
 WordPress is it is hard to use.

 I am just giving my suggestions on how to make it easier for a beginner.
 One way to do so is to use proper UX design practices and clearly define
 the action you want the user to take. If "Add New" blanketly is used in
 several parts of the UI each of these should be changed to better express
 the action the user should take. There should not be a blanket "Add New"
 term for everything in the UI.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/55878#comment:4>
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