Bug #19810


Group + Site Creation flow back button creates error

Added by Sara Cannon about 2 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

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There is a "back to previous step" button when cloning a group and site that creates an error when you go back to the group (which was already created)

This is on cdev (see attached screen recording)


Actions #1

Updated by Raymond Hoh about 2 months ago

  • Subject changed from Site Creation flow back button creates error to Group + Site Creation flow back button creates error
  • Assignee changed from Raymond Hoh to Boone Gorges

Boone, can you take a look at this since you are more familiar with the cloning process than I am?

A brief summary is when the previous step button is clicked, it uses an onclick handler that redirects back to the first step URL -- However, when creating a group + site, we append the ?do-groupblog=1 query to the URL: . This isn't being recognized in the onclick handler.

Also, there are some UX problems when clicking on the previous step button:
  • If the "Clone an Existing Group" option was selected in the first step, this option is forgotten when the previous step button is clicked and is reset to "Create a New Group"
  • Campus and Primary Purpose fields are reset and do not use the previously-saved values
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Updated by Boone Gorges about 2 months ago

  • Category name set to Groups (misc)
  • Target version set to 2.4.0

Thanks for the detailed report.

In I put a few fixes in place. For the time being, I've staged this only in the 2.4.x branch, as it touches a number of different aspects of the group creation process and I'm wary of shipping without some testing. Ray and Sara, if you are able to have a look, I can put it back into a 2.3.x release. (cdev is now running the 2.4.x branch.)


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