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Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#1901 closed enhancement (fixed)

Dropdown lists are a poor experience

Reported by: johnjamesjacoby Owned by: johnjamesjacoby
Milestone: 2.2 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.1
Component: General - Administration Keywords:
Cc: wordpress@…, jared@…, stephen@…, pippin@…


Listing out hundreds of topics (and a potentially large number of forums) in drop boxes is a really poor experience. These should be replaced with a jQuery UI based autocomplete, and fall-back to a dropdown.

Change History (12)

#1 @cnorris23
9 years ago

Randomly found this today, and thought of this ticket. Seems fairly easy to implement, and we wouldn't have to create all the jquery variables to make it work. According to the docs, we'd pretty much only have to enqueue the script, and add some CSS.

#2 @anointed
9 years ago

Here's a nice ajax vs. of chosen as well:

#3 @jaredatch
9 years ago

What particular areas is this ticket referring to?

#4 @MZAWeb
9 years ago

  • Cc wordpress@… added

Related #1512

#5 @jaredatch
9 years ago

  • Cc jared@… added

#6 @jaredatch
9 years ago

Probably should get the boot to 2.3 >:D

#7 @johnjamesjacoby
9 years ago

(In [4259]) Dropdowns:

  • Revert back to text inputs for topic and forum ID's in metaboxes.
  • Fixes memory issues when loading thousands of posts.
  • Fixes #1878.
  • See #1901.

#8 @johnjamesjacoby
9 years ago

(In [4260]) Suggest:

  • First pass at adding autocomplete to forum and topic ID's.
  • Adds ajax.php to bbp-includes/admin/.
  • Updates metabox inputs back to type 'text'.
  • @todo phpdoc and inline doc, and nonce checks.
  • See #1901.

#9 @johnjamesjacoby
9 years ago

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

(In [4261]) Suggest:

  • Combine admin/ajax.php into admin/admin.php.
  • Tweak metabox output and CSS.
  • Adds phpdoc and inline doc.
  • Fixes #1901

#10 @netweb
9 years ago

  • Cc stephen@… added
  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

When editing a Forum, Topic or Reply within WP-Admin if the intended 'Parent' Forum/Topic has visibility set to 'Private' or 'Hidden' autocomplete will NOT show the apllicable Forum ID or Topic ID for selection as the 'Parent' object.

#11 @johnjamesjacoby
9 years ago

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

Fixed in r4359.

#12 @mordauk
9 years ago

  • Cc pippin@… added
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