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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#5840 closed enhancement (fixed)

Welcome Screen: Enhance new installations welcome panel

Reported by: mercime Owned by: djpaul
Milestone: 2.1 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Core Keywords: has-patch
Cc: mercijavier@…

Description

Attached image shows the before and after screenshots of the welcome section for admins of new BuddyPress installations.

Using most of the styles and layout of the WordPress welcome screen in dashboard.php, the first column shows the list and links to Settings > BuddyPress panels, the second column lists the BP panels in wp-admin, and the third column shows the links to the support forums and codex.

Patch to follow.

Attachments (6)

new-install-welcome-panel.png (78.9 KB) - added by mercime 7 years ago.
5840.patch (6.6 KB) - added by mercime 7 years ago.
5840.1.patch (7.0 KB) - added by mercime 7 years ago.
sentence-diagram.png (9.0 KB) - added by mercime 7 years ago.
5840.2.patch (7.0 KB) - added by mercime 7 years ago.
5840.3.patch (1.2 KB) - added by mercime 7 years ago.

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Change History (22)

@mercime
7 years ago

@mercime
7 years ago

#1 @mercime
7 years ago

5840.1.patch removed the conditional added and brings back the hr which were inadvertently added/removed in previous patch.

#2 @boonebgorges
7 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 2.1

Love this. Thanks, mercime.

#3 @imath
7 years ago

Awesome!! great work mercime ;)

#4 @espellcaste
7 years ago

Fantastic! Much, much better! Congrats and great work. =)

#5 @DJPaul
7 years ago

This is a good idea! Some feedback, and I appreciate some of the suggestions are to do with parts of the existing code/text, not because of your improvements:

  • "...community of BuddyPress users and developers is waiting..." -> are waiting.
  • "Create/Manage Groups" maybe should be just "Manage Groups", or keep the old title and link to the front-end of the site. Front-end group creation is a pretty big part of Groups.
  • "Manage Signups" -> "Manage User Signups"
Last edited 7 years ago by DJPaul (previous) (diff)

#6 @boonebgorges
7 years ago

"...community of BuddyPress users and developers is waiting..." -> are waiting.

American vs British English. We should make a decision about this and apply project-wide.

Other suggestions look good to me.

#7 @mercime
7 years ago

  • Cc mercijavier@… added

Thank you all for your positive feedback. Crossing my fingers that there will be no changes in WP core's admin markup/classes/styles just before 4.0 is released.

I believe we're good to go using a singular verb as it is referring to "a vibrant community" and not the prepositional phrase "of BuddyPress users and developers." Attached is an image of the sentence diagram of that specific section for reference.

Inclined to choose "Manage Groups" with link to wp-admin panel as all links in that list refer to such and user might be surprised that he/she suddenly is in the front end screen. Having said that, I will do whatever you decide :)

Version 1, edited 7 years ago by mercime (previous) (next) (diff)

#8 @boonebgorges
7 years ago

I believe we're good to go using a singular verb as it is referring to "a vibrant community" and not the prepositional phrase "of BuddyPress users and developers." Attached is an image of the sentence diagram of that specific section for reference.

Gah, let's not start fights. It really is a Britishism :) http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/1338/are-collective-nouns-always-plural-or-are-certain-ones-singular I think the policy is for American spellings in public text, so we should go with American usage in this case too.

#9 @mercime
7 years ago

Peace. Please know that I would rather walk across red hot coals than start fights, especially with Paul. Was totally unaware of that Britishism, thanks for the link Boone. Revised patch to follow.

@mercime
7 years ago

#10 @mercime
7 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

#11 @DJPaul
7 years ago

One day, the Queen (or King) will visit you folks again and enlighten your country about plural collective nouns. Until then, I'll try to get the en-GB translation for BP done in the next couple of months so this kind of thing doesn't drive me totally crazy.

#12 @djpaul
7 years ago

  • Owner set to djpaul
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 8980:

Welcome Screen: update "new install" messaging.

Resembling the design of the top part of WordPress' dashboard, the first column shows the list and links to Settings > BuddyPress panels, the second column lists the BP panels in wp-admin, and the third column shows the links to the support forums and codex.

Props mercime, fixes #5840

#13 @mercime
7 years ago

Thank you Paul.

#14 @mercime
7 years ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Patch attached to correct URL for the Get Started button.

@mercime
7 years ago

#15 @DJPaul
7 years ago

Thanks for the patch

#16 @djpaul
7 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

In 9005:

Welcome screen: fix broken link for "get started".

Fixes #5840, props mercime

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