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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#19573 closed task (blessed) (fixed)

Remove 'Recently Updated' from plugin installer

Reported by: nacin's profile nacin Owned by: ryan's profile ryan
Milestone: 3.4 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords:
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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 12 years ago.
19573.2.diff (7.3 KB) - added by ryan 12 years ago.
Remove Plugins dashboard widget.

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Change History (10)

12 years ago

#1 follow-up: @scribu
12 years ago

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

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @nacin
12 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.

#3 @nacin
12 years ago

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

#4 @markjaquith
12 years ago

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

#5 @ryan
12 years ago

In [19627]:

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

12 years ago

Remove Plugins dashboard widget.

#6 @ryan
12 years ago

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

In [19628]:

Remove Plugins dashboard widget. fixes #19573

#7 @ryan
12 years ago

In [19629]:

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

#8 @ryan
12 years ago

In [19630]:

Remove Recently Updated from dash Plugins widget. see #19573

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