Switching the site after adding images does not move media to new site, iOS app beta, iPhone 6+


I accidentally post to the wrong site often. In fact, I did it when making this post. I intended to post to make/flow but instead uploaded images to Garage Hobbit Abroad.

I didn’t notice I was uploading to the wrong site until after all of these images uploaded because the uploading progress indicator eclipses the blog context.

I’ve seen some experiments with forcing blog destination decisions up front, at the beginning of post creation flow. This is done with a dropown/flyout on create post icons or with an interstitial screen when initiating post creation flow from a global context. Once in the flow, blog switching is not allowed since switching once started means losing media additions and other changes. Switching blogs mid-flow requires discarding the post and rewinding back to the beginning of post creation flow. Discarding to rewind flow is similar to how Tumblr and other sites handle their post format flows (aside: not discarding and rewinding flow is why our post formats ui attempt failed and was pulled). Here’s a mockup of a dropdown style chooser on a create post icon when in global context.

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