At the usability study, users found themselves in "Configuration Management" which sounds more important and appealing than it really is. User went there hoping for more.

Proposed resolution

Relabel the "Configuration Management" section and update the description accordingly. Suggestions:

  • Synchoronize configuration
  • Synchonization management
  • Configuration synchronization

Here's a screenshot with the last suggestion, and an updated description:

Remaining tasks


User interface changes


API changes


Data model changes


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mtift’s picture

Issue tags: +Configuration system
cilefen’s picture

Issue tags: +Novice

At a glance, this is easy enough for a novice to try.

cilefen’s picture

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I agree! It seems like when I am on the 'admin/config' path I am managing my configuration. And in HEAD when you click on 'Configuration management' you come to a page whose title is 'Synchronize'. I am going a step further and saying the titles of the sub-pages are so short as to be misleading. I have changed them in this patch too:

Synchronize => Synchronize site configuration
Export => Export full site configuration
Import => Import full site configuration
Single import => Import single configuration
Single export => Export single configuration

ivanstegic’s picture

@cilefen There is a related issue to improve the usability of this part of CMI: #2247291: Reorder tabs in configuration UI

I think we'd be better off in this case just keeping it to the top level nav, the thing which we identified in the study. I've added a reference to the other issue here too.

Could you re-roll the patch please if you agree?

ivanstegic’s picture

Status: Needs review » Needs work
cilefen’s picture

Status: Needs work » Needs review
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Bojhan’s picture

Just wondering if we need the "site" part here. Given that its pretty clear what you are building is a site?

Eli-T’s picture

Are there any viewable results from the usability study? If so can we link to them in the issue description?

ivanstegic’s picture

@Bojhan I think I'd agree, removing site would be fine with me.

@Eli-T this issue is the direct result of the study, in this particular item. I'm pretty sure the videos are available, but I don't have the link to them. @Bojhan can supply that I think. Here's the spreadsheet that we were working from:

cilefen’s picture

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Bojhan’s picture

Status: Needs review » Reviewed & tested by the community

Looks good to me.

ivanstegic’s picture


webchick’s picture

Looks good here, too. It would be nice to get a configuration subsystem maintainer sign-off first, though, since this is their primary UI.

xjm’s picture

Assigned: Unassigned » alexpott

Assigning to alexpott for that signoff.

FWIW +1; I have always thought this would be a better name for the link.

tim.plunkett’s picture

+1 for RTBC (I'm actually in MAINTAINERS.txt for config.module, but I'll leave it for @alexpott)

alexpott’s picture

Status: Reviewed & tested by the community » Fixed
Issue tags: -Needs subsystem maintainer review

Interface strings and not frozen in beta. Committed 6f97344 and pushed to 8.0.x. Thanks!

  • alexpott committed 6f97344 on 8.0.x
    Issue #2513568 by cilefen, ivanstegic, Bojhan, webchick, eliza411,...
Bojhan’s picture

Whoo, first UMN 2015 fix

Status: Fixed » Closed (fixed)

Automatically closed - issue fixed for 2 weeks with no activity.