I’ve been experimenting with Discourse for two weeks, and I’ve always struggled to find the user settings page until just now.
Apparently I’m supposed to click my photo (in the upper-right corner), then click the small “person” button next to my name, and then I’m shown a menu of choices: summary, activity…preferences.
Before this, for the last two weeks, I was madly clicking around and navigating backward and resorting to browser history.
I previously had gotten to user settings accidentally by clicking my photo, then the downward pointing caret at the bottom of the dropdown window (which I see now is supposed to indicate “more”?), then clicking preferences on the next page that loads.
In my administrator account, I see a settings button after one click of the hamburger button. But not in my plain user account.
I’m a tech-oriented person, a software engineer, and a visual designer. And I’m the administrator of my Discourse app. If it took me this long to learn the logic of this layout, I anticipate very few of my non-techie staff will ever learn it on their own.
Please, I beg you, make this interface more intuitive and less layered. Please put a settings link for all users in the nav next to search, hamburger, and photo. Or put it under just one click of hamburger or photo. Reduce it from three clicks to one or two.
Can I modify this location as admin?