4.2 Nux Group Recap, March 17, 2015

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Last week, and the week before, we sought volunteers to examine each of the flows out of the Welcome Panel. This week we went over the reports that came in about the various flows.


Set your timezone and date format” – @courtneyengle


  • Users don’t do this at the start. They don’t discover that they need to change things until they actively post something and noticed date/time aren’t how they expect them to appear. They don’t know where to change that.
  • There is a hazard with the proximity of these settings to other settings that could have potentially hazardous consequences, i.e. users also changing site/home URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org?


  • Change the corresponding date/time settings when you manually change the language – have WordPress suggest it, but not do it automatically.
  • Group in the week-starts-on value with that automagicallness might be helpful as well.
  • Add warning text about changing your site/home URLs

Change URL structure” – @bethsoderberg


  • Confusion of what the “custom structure” could mean and lack of explanation of the parameters accepted by it.
  • The headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. “optional” isn’t really descriptive for the categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging./tag base settings section
  • The page “number of tags are available” links to is pretty complicated https://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks
  • New users rarely know what “permalink” means.


  • Educating users on Permalinks: we all loved the help tab description – “A permalink is the web address used to link to your content. The URL to each post should be permanent, and never change — hence the name permalink.” That should be reused elsewhere.
  • Group Permalinks settings with change site/home URLs settings.
  • This may be less of an issue once 4.2 ships and “Day and name” is the new default.


View your site” – @liljimmi


  • The icon isn’t enough of an indicator that the Site name link links to the Dashboard.
  • The problem is that users don’t typically realize that’s a link back to the Dashboard.


  • Make the link “Dashboard” when viewing the front end and “Visit Site” when in the admin (keep the icons as is).
  • Absence of the site name will be an issue on MultisiteMultisite Multisite is a WordPress feature which allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Available since WordPress version 3.0, Multisite is a continuation of WPMU or WordPress Multiuser project. WordPress MultiUser project was discontinued and its features were included into WordPress core.https://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network.. A suggestion to address this is to add the site name to the right end of the sitebar next to “Howdy, Display Name {gravatarGravatar Is an acronym for Globally Recognized Avatar. It is the avatar system managed by WordPress.com, and used within the WordPress software. https://gravatar.com/.}” This would be the same for single/Multisite.
  • If the Sitename is added to the right end of the sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. should it link to anything? Some say it should link to the front page and others think it does not need to link to anything. Either way, long site names should be truncated.

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