Add tabs to switch between Profile and My account page
|Category:||Accounts / authentication|
This patch adds tabs to switch between Profile and My account page.
The two pages are similar in that they display user information. Therefore, sometimes users are confused and mistake the two pages. Actually, I often mistakenly open Profile page when I try to open My account page. Not only me but also the user who opened #18422 was confused.
In order to improve the UI and prevent the confusion, I propose to add tabs to switch those two pages. With the tabs, users can understand that there are two similar pages, and easily move to one page to the other back and forth.
Switching between two page is very easy. "My account" tab appears only when displaying the current user's profile.
There is no direct link from one page to the other.
#2 Updated by Bernhard Rohloff about 3 years ago
- File wp_user_menu_top.png added
I have several concerns with this feature. First of all, It seems weird for me switching between a view and a settings form by tabs. The settings view also has this sidebar which doesn't play nicely with the tab solution, too. You also have the contextual links on your profile page which IMHO is also quite confusing to me.
I think the better solution would be to introduce a proper user menu in the top menu bar with properly named links to profile and account settings. Just like it is on every web application nowadays, except of Redmine. :)
That's what users are used to and therefore there's no need to link the two views together.