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Improve usability and extensibility of Link Editor #2669
The Link Editor is one of the most crucial editor in a CMS.
Missing features (IMO)
In general there are some UX issues with the current implementation in my opinion:
Creating Links 1
Creating Links 2
"Dear editor, this is how we internally store page links. Deal with it" :)
No easy extensibility
I would suggest to make "link types" an explicit (and extensible) concept.
Also folks could extend/limit the allowed link types to be used, for example to provide an easy way to link to product pages.
BTW: It's probably still useful to have a "search bar" immediately available for the "power users" and maybe that can be extended to provide support for special syntaxes like the search bar in Slack for example
Your scribble is basically the good old TYPO3 linkeditor ;)
But I agree, it would help make things clearer.
I think the biggest gain would be to "translate" the linkurl and suggestions to something human readable and give more space. Because that would also help in the inspector etc.
I'm not super into the tabs somehow.
Yep, that's what I had in the back of my head :)
Yep, that's why I just created a mockup. I don't even want to try to come up with a good UI for this. But it should be a different editor per link type IMO