Usability review of CBOX update procedures
Samantha, I'd like to ask you to review the CBOX update/upgrade process. I just upgraded a few installations, and I found that the process could be improved. Here are my concerns:
-- Are all the steps one must take to update CBOX clear to users?
-- After one updates the main plugin, are there other upgrade steps needed for CBOX plugins? If so, is that process clear?
-- Is it clear that one needs to upgrade the optional CBOX theme after upgrading the plugin manager?
-- how might the upgrade process be improved with better visual cues and step-by-step guidelines?
cc'ed: Boone, Chris, Scott, and Steve
#1 Updated by Stephen Real almost 4 years ago
I would chime in here as new user of CBOX that it was not very clear what I had to do vs. what I might want to do to configure my site. However, the welcome message in the attached screenshot was the most puzzling because there was no obvious place to click to see
_ here are a few things most people do first_
#2 Updated by Samantha Raddatz almost 4 years ago
I just went through my first CBOX install and have to agree with Steve that it's a bit confusing. I followed the directions on commonsinabox.org (http://commonsinabox.org/documentation/installation) and they don't quite match up with the steps that I had to take. For instance, after I clicked 'Activate Plugin' I was taken back to the Plugin page and had to click on 'Commons in a Box' in the left menu to get to the appropriate page for the next steps.
Another strange thing I noticed was that clicking on 'Buddypress' in the left menu brings me to the page in the attached screenshot. The text "You're seeing this page because you are running a legacy BuddyPress plugin which has not been updated." made me think I should have an update to make, but I'm not seeing one.
I'll have to wait for an update to go through the update procedures, but I wanted to mention this in the meantime. I'd be happy to take a crack at updating the Installation Guide if needed.