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#19573 closed task (blessed) (fixed)

Remove 'Recently Updated' from plugin installer

Reported by: nacin Owned by: ryan
Milestone: 3.4 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords:
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Description

The list is often gamed, does not serve much of a purpose, and should be de-emphasized overall.

Attached patch removes it from the plugin installer. It can remain in the theme installer for now, as such updates are controlled, throttled, and reviewed.

Soon it will be removed from the /extend/plugins/ homepage as well.

Attachments (2)

19573.diff (2.6 KB) - added by nacin 2 years ago.
19573.2.diff (7.3 KB) - added by ryan 2 years ago.
Remove Plugins dashboard widget.

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Change History (10)

nacin2 years ago

comment:1 follow-up: scribu2 years ago

I guess Weblog Tools Collection weekly plugin release posts aren't going away then. :)

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 nacin2 years ago

Replying to scribu:

I guess Weblog Tools Collection weekly plugin release posts aren't going away then. :)

The RSS feed won't either, neither will a page listing the recently updated plugins on /extend/plugins/. It just won't be in the sidebar or pushed into your face when it just isn't useful information. It's nice to consult the list if you're looking for recently updated plugins, but on its face, that isn't something a user is doing. They're not well-served by the list. It's something a curator is doing.

comment:3 nacin2 years ago

There is a preliminary consensus among the core developers that we should also eliminate the Plugins dashboard widget entirely.

comment:4 markjaquith2 years ago

I'm fine with it. It's a crappy experience and doesn't really belong on the dashboard.

comment:5 ryan2 years ago

In [19627]:

Remove 'Recently Updated' from plugin installer. Props nacin. see #19573

ryan2 years ago

Remove Plugins dashboard widget.

comment:6 ryan2 years ago

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

In [19628]:

Remove Plugins dashboard widget. fixes #19573

comment:7 ryan2 years ago

In [19629]:

About face. Revert [19628]. Gonna improve Plugins widget instead of tossing it. see #19573

comment:8 ryan2 years ago

In [19630]:

Remove Recently Updated from dash Plugins widget. see #19573

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