Page on Front “Lean UX Canvas”

Yesterday morning, I got together with @karmatosed to talk through Page on Front. We hopped on a call and went through a modified version of the Lean UX Canvas. We wanted to step back and wrap our head around who uses this feature and what kind of problems they have using it, and I wanted to test out how remote whiteboarding for core design could work.

You can check out the full, messy version on Mural, or you can click through to the full post and see a neat, curated version. 🙂

We’ve also created a text-only version if you’d prefer to review that way.

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A Better “Page on Front” Experience: Previous Ideas

A problem that’s plagued WordPress for years is the confusion and ambiguity around setting your “front page.” The addition of making new pages in #38164 was a big jump forward, but there’s still work we can do to make this a better experience for people setting up their sites.

Here’s what it looks like now:

Customizer

wp-admin

Let’s try to tackle this issue again in 4.9 and see if we can at least make some incremental improvements.

To start us off, let’s use this post to take a look at some of the ideas proposed in the original ticket and chat them:

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