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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#18810 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

"Installed Plugins" should link to the all plugins screen

Reported by: nacin Owned by: nacin
Milestone: 3.3 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Some time back, we converted the menu label to "Installed Plugins."

However, we still keep a user preference for which plugins screen they visited last, and then always take them to that screen next.

It's a nice preference, sure, but it can be confusing, and I doubt people realizing their preferences are being saved for their return. It probably just makes them do another click or two.

Now that we've renamed the menu, the behavior is inaccurate and poor UX.

We should remove the behavior.

Change History (4)

#1 @jane
4 years ago

This came up in usability testing at WC Portsand the other week, I actually thought it was a new bug. The preference is too subtle for people to get it, because they visit those screens so infrequently. Please change so links go directly to appropriate screens as originally intended in the design.

#2 @nacin
4 years ago

  • Owner set to nacin
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In [18811]:

Stop remembering the last viewed plugins screen. Always show all plugins when returning to plugins.php. fixes #18810.

#3 @nacin
4 years ago

In [20022]:

Do not save the last visited tab on the multisite Network Themes page and Site Themes tab. These are poor UX, see #18810 for plugins. Entering these screens will always default to 'all' themes view. see #20103.

#4 @nacin
3 years ago

Test (see #18767)

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