[development] Re: the admin theme, profiles

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Tue Jan 10 01:22:03 UTC 2006

On Monday 09 January 2006 02:28 pm, Bèr Kessels wrote:

> >  seems pretty silly to me,
> > especially considering its the same form that is used to add a node.
> Not silly. just look at wordpress! There are hundreds of potential sites
> where editing, adding, moderating content is considered *administration*.
> And believe it or not, the node forms are often even harder to theme right,
> then the admin/ pages, esp on fancy layouts.

The problem is that in current Drupal, editing a node is part of the "node 
realm", which is centered around the node's URL.  (node/5/view, node/5/edit, 
node/5/blah, etc.)  Having the theme change just when you click a tab like 
that, and only for one of those tabs, is horrid from a UI perspective.

Now, if there were an option to disable the edit local task on nodes and then 
an improved admin/content page to track down and edit all nodes that way, now 
you're cooking.  

Admin-themed stuff should be under /admin/.  If something should be 
admin-themed but isn't under /admin/, the solution is to move it under admin, 
not have the admin theme pop up all kinds of weird places. :-)

And that will vary site by site.

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