User:Aron Manning/Design/Site navigation sidebar

Rethinking the order and the contents of the navigation sidebar to prioritize links needed by readers, casual and new users to

  1. find help with any issues they experience,
  2. find the right forums / boards to get in contact with editors,
  3. find the actualities,
  4. navigate the content: find articles, projects,
  5. learn about editing: find manuals, guides, policies.

The numbers represent the order on Vector's sidebar on English wikipedia. "A.*" indexes are new to the proposed Article tools menu.


Suggested orderEdit

Navigation barEdit

2. Contact / Support  (was: Interaction)
  2.1 Help
  2.2 About Wikipedia
  2.3 Community portal
  2.5 Contact page

+. Current / Recent / Actual
  1.4 Current events
  1.3 Featured content
  2.4 Recent changes
  3.4 Special pages

1. Navigation
  1.1 Main page
  1.2 Contents
  1.5 Random article
  1.6 Donate to Wikipedia
  1.7 Wikipedia store


Article info barEdit

3. Article information  (was: Tools)
  3.5 Permanent link
  A.8 Related images in Wikimedia Commons
  3.7 Relations in Wikidata
  A.5 Cite this page
  
  3.1 What links here
  3.2 Related changes
  3.6 Page statistics  (was: Page information)
  3.8 Page logs			-- Added in Timeless


4. Print/export
  4.3 Printable version
  4.2 Download as PDF
  4.1 Create a book


Editing barEdit

+. Contribute
  3.3 Upload file
  +.1 Create new article

+. Gadgets  (was: "A.6 More tools")

Current order in VectorEdit

  1.1 Main page
  1.2 Contents
  1.3 Featured content
  1.4 Current events
  1.5 Random article
  1.6 Donate to Wikipedia
  1.7 Wikipedia store

2. Interaction
  2.1 Help
  2.2 About Wikipedia
  2.3 Community portal
  2.4 Recent changes
  2.5 Contact page

3. Tools
  3.1 What links here
  3.2 Related changes
  3.3 Upload file
  3.4 Special pages
  3.5 Permanent link
  3.6 Page information
  3.7 Wikidata item

4. Print/export
  4.1 Create a book
  4.2 Download as PDF
  4.3 Printable version

5. Languages


Current order in TimelessEdit

1. Navigation
  1.1 Main page
  1.2 Contents
  1.3 Featured content
  1.4 Current events
  1.5 Random article
  1.6 Donate to Wikipedia
  1.7 Wikipedia store

2. Interaction
  2.1 Help
  2.2 About Wikipedia
  2.3 Community portal
  2.4 Recent changes
  2.5 Contact page

+. Wiki tools			-- Refactored from "3. More"
  3.3 Upload file
  3.4 Special pages


Right side in TimelessEdit

3. More			-- "Tools" on Vector
  3.1 What links here
  3.2 Related changes
  -- Moved: 3.3 Upload file, 3.4 Special pages
  3.5 Permanent link
  3.6 Page information
  3.7 Wikidata item
  3.8 Page logs			-- Added in Timeless

4. Print/export
  4.1 Create a book
  4.2 Download as PDF
  4.3 Printable version

5. Languages


Article tools drop-down menu proposalEdit

Reading/Web/Desktop_Improvements/Wikimania_Stockholm_research_report#Article_tools

  3.1 What links here
  3.2 Related changes
  3.5 Permanent link
  3.6 Page information
  A.5 Cite this page
  A.6 "More tools" -- Gadgets?
  3.7 Wikidata
  A.8 Wikimedia Commons