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Opened 5 years ago

Closed 15 months ago

#10818 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Manage Plugins screen UI

Reported by: janeforshort Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.8.4
Component: Plugins Keywords: accessibility
Focuses: Cc:

Description

We'll have a design challenge to address some accessibility and usability issues on this screen, and this ticket will serve as the place for discussion of same (and eventually a patch to implement selected design updates).

Change History (8)

comment:1 strider725 years ago

  • Cc wp-hackers@… added

comment:2 strider725 years ago

There has been discussion of hiding the Action links unless moused over, similar to the links on the Comments page.

I would have no problem with this if the links were the same for every plugin, but it is becoming increasingly common (and this is a GOOD thing!) for plugin authors to add custom Action links. A great example is a custom link to the plugin's Settings page so it doesn't have to be hard-coded into the Description.

This functionality will lose out massively if these links are hidden by default.

So to those who want it, I suggest what has been a common response to specialized requests: make a plugin that auto-hides the Action links, if that's what you want. For most people, they are most useful if visible.

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That being said, I have no problem with removing the "Edit" link. We should not be encouraging people to directly edit plugin files; especially in light of the problems with Auto-Updating over hand-edited plugins.

A properly written plugin should never require the user to edit its files.

comment:3 scribu5 years ago

  • Cc scribu@… added

comment:4 janeforshort5 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.9 to 3.0

Punting to 3.0 due to feature freeze, will plan to open design challenge shortly after 2.9 release.

comment:5 Utkarsh4 years ago

  • Cc admin@… added

comment:6 hakre4 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

comment:7 Denis-de-Bernardy4 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 3.0 to Future Release

punting pending patch.

comment:8 DrewAPicture15 months ago

  • Component changed from UI to Plugins
  • Keywords needs-patch plugins removed
  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

No traction in 3 years, closing as worksforme although maybe @jenmylo has some insight into whether the accessibility concerns outlined here were ever addressed?

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