I’m currently at loggerheads with a client. We are building an integrated blog/community site. The homepage displays a grid of posts pulled from WordPress and Discourse (the forum platform).
Users can add a post to Discourse and it will display as one of the grid items on the homepage. There is one button on the entire page, and it adds the new post (to the forums and by default, the homepage.)
I think that button needs to say “Add Discussion” or “Add Post” but the client wants to use this as a chance to prime the type of behaviour that he wants to encourage, by having the button say “Engage” or “Contribute” or “Share”. I’ve explained that the button needs to clearly indicate what will happen when you click it, but we can’t reach an agreement.
How would you handle this? And as an aside, can you think of some middle ground here as far as button text goes? I could post a screenshot if that would help.