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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#11229 closed feature request (maybelater)

Theme & Plugin Search Box

Reported by: dremeda's profile dremeda Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: ui Cc:


One thing I think would reduce mouse clicks is the ability to search for a new theme from the "Manage Themes" page. It could be a quick search, as the "Add new themes" page gives you better control and various parameters to search.

This is also relevant in the plugins area, you can search for existing plugins from the "Manage Plugins" page but you cannot do a quick search for "NEW" plugins. Again, useful and minimizes a mouse click.

Change History (7)

#1 @ryan
14 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.9 to Future Release

#2 @dremeda
14 years ago

Does this make sense for 3.0 or any upcoming release of 2.9.xx?

#3 @janeforshort
14 years ago

  • Type changed from enhancement to feature request

This UI change would have implications on other design stuff, and I think it should wait for 3.1. I don't want to confuse people with two searches in one section. There does need to be more clarity, but I think this falls outside the scope of 3.0 as determined last week.

#4 @dremeda
14 years ago

Thanks Jane, that makes sense.

I do think it would be helpful and would I like to see it implemented at some point.


#5 @jeremyfelt
10 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Administration
  • Focuses ui added
  • Keywords pugins removed

I feel like something similar came up during the build out of the new theme administration page for 3.8. It seems like it could be tough to have multiple search boxes on this page.

Right now, if you search existing themes and nothing comes up, the only option that remains on the page is for 'Add New Theme'. If you click 'Add New Theme', you're brought to the standard search page. I wonder if we can bring the original search term over to that page.

Related #25948, #26496

#6 @SergeyBiryukov
10 years ago

  • Keywords themes admin search removed

#7 @chriscct7
9 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing as maybelater. Complete lack of interest on the feature on the ticket over the last 2 years. Feel free to reopen when more interest re-emerges (particularly if there's a patch).

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