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[EPIC] Article Tools
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Description

Background

Currently, article tools and global navigational tools are available together within the sidebar. For example, on English Wikipedia, the tools section of the menu contains links like Special Pages (leading to a list of all special pages) along with links such as Wikidata Item (displays the wikidata item for a specific article). This makes it difficult to distinguish which links are related to or will act upon the article itself and which links are related to the site as a whole.

This epic focuses on the separation of these two types of links with the goal of making it easier for people to find the article-specific links.

Use Cases

As a reader or editor, I want to quickly distinguish between article tools and global tools so that I can better understand the structure of the page
As a reader or editor, I want quick access to article tools and global tools so that I don’t spent a lot of time finding the tool I need
As a reader or editor, I want the ability to select which tools I want to see all the time, so that my experience is catered to my needs

Requirements

A new menu is created that contains the only the article tools
The new menu is located in a place more intuitive for the article tools, making a visual link between the location of the links and their purpose
People have the option of making the global tools or article tools persistent to fit their reading or editing needs
The global tools and article tools are available by default for logged-in users
The global tools and article tools are not available by default for anonymous users

Prototype

https://di-article-tools-da959.web.app/Humpback_whale

Event Timeline

ovasileva triaged this task as Medium priority.Feb 18 2022, 12:08 PM
ovasileva added a subscriber: alexhollender_WMF.
ovasileva raised the priority of this task from Medium to High.Apr 19 2022, 2:18 PM
ovasileva lowered the priority of this task from High to Medium.May 31 2022, 5:44 PM

Yesterday met with Olga, Alex and Lani and we said we'd do this next quarter.