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Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#24579 new enhancement

Add Drag'n'Drop UI to plugin and theme manual uploaders

Reported by: tw2113's profile tw2113 Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords: ui-feedback ux-feedback needs-patch shiny-updates
Focuses: Cc:

Description (last modified by ocean90)

We have this nice looking easy to use drag-n-drop UI for our media, is there anything stopping us from having it for our plugin and theme uploaders? I know most people use the search that goes through the .org repo, but it's foolish to think that's the only place people ever get their products. This would help facilitate a consistent user experience throughout the entire WP Admin.

Edit:
If possible, support multiple uploads too.

Change History (47)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
11 years ago

Related/duplicate: #21925

Last edited 11 years ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

#2 @kawauso
11 years ago

  • Cc kawauso added

#3 @nacin
10 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Upgrade/Install

Would be cool.

#4 @nacin
10 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

#5 @ocean90
10 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)

#6 @ocean90
10 years ago

#21925 was marked as a duplicate.

#7 @ocean90
10 years ago

#20978 was marked as a duplicate.

#8 follow-up: @bordoni
10 years ago

  • Keywords ui-feedback ux-feedback added
  • Version 3.6 deleted

This would require UI change, so I started to try some stuff and got something like the following video;

https://cloudup.com/cKqpbyhiurg

Any thoughts on this idea?

#9 follow-up: @tw2113
10 years ago

Honestly, this looks like it got taken care of pretty well with the already done Plugin page revamp from 4.0

http://cl.ly/image/2D3c0R1t1W1Y

At least notably better than what it used to be.

#10 in reply to: ↑ 9 @bordoni
10 years ago

Replying to tw2113:
I saw that, when I was in a Hangout with some friends, someone pointed that it doesn't implement the Drag and Drop nor multiple plugins/themes, correct?

Last edited 10 years ago by bordoni (previous) (diff)

#11 @tw2113
10 years ago

Hadn't tested that part, so valid point there.

#12 @michaelbeil
10 years ago

Users can drag and drop one plugin/theme currently, but multiple plugins/themes would be much more efficient.

#13 @ocean90
10 years ago

#30661 was marked as a duplicate.

#14 @kidsguide
10 years ago

+1 for this!

#15 @SergeyBiryukov
9 years ago

#29828 was marked as a duplicate.

#16 @SergeyBiryukov
9 years ago

#32042 was marked as a duplicate.

#17 @gmariani405
9 years ago

Voting for multiple uploads as well

#18 @bordoni
9 years ago

I will start to work on this again next week.

#19 @jorbin
9 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

This seems like a good idea. If a patch can be ready in the next few weeks, I would like to include it in 4.3. A v1 that people can start testing is much better than waiting for something to be perfect.

#20 @bordoni
9 years ago

Ok @jorbin,

I will start on this on Monday.

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8 years ago

#23 @swissspidy
8 years ago

  • Keywords shiny-updates added

#24 @swissspidy
8 years ago

#38189 was marked as a duplicate.

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8 years ago

#26 @swissspidy
8 years ago

#38979 was marked as a duplicate.

#27 @ocean90
7 years ago

#41091 was marked as a duplicate.

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7 years ago

#29 @melchoyce
7 years ago

We should tackle this along with #9757.

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7 years ago

#31 @westonruter
7 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 4.9

Milestoning for visibility.

#32 @westonruter
7 years ago

  • Priority changed from normal to high

Bumping priority to high for visibility and alignment with 4.9 goals, and given proximity to beta 1 deadline.

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7 years ago

#34 in reply to: ↑ 8 @Travel_girl
7 years ago

Replying to bordoni:

This would require UI change, so I started to try some stuff and got something like the following video;

https://cloudup.com/cKqpbyhiurg

Any thoughts on this idea?

I like the way how it works and displayed. The only concern I have is about the labels for the bulk action.

The label "move to plugins" makes no sense to me, because, if you upload unter plugins - upload, the user is already in the plugin section and expect, that the plugin files will be uploaded in the plugin-section.

"Move and activate": I would suggest just to label it "activate"

"Delete files": maybe just "Delete"? Because thats also the label for the bulk action to change the installed plugins and it would be more consistent and maybe less confusing for non experienced users.

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7 years ago

#36 @westonruter
7 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 4.9 to Future Release

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6 years ago

#38 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

#45020 was marked as a duplicate.

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6 years ago

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5 years ago

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5 years ago

#42 @gmariani405
4 years ago

This was done in 5.5 right? Can this be closed now?

#43 @DavidAnderson
4 years ago

@gmariani405 Whom are you asking? If you visit /wp-admin/plugin-install.php do you find a drag/drop uploader there?

Version 0, edited 4 years ago by DavidAnderson (next)

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7 months ago

#45 follow-up: @jorbin
7 months ago

  • Priority changed from high to normal

This was done in 5.5 right? Can this be closed now?

This was not done in 5.5. it's still an open ticket.

Updating priority back to normal as the goals of 4.9 are different than the goals of today.

#46 in reply to: ↑ 45 @azaozz
7 months ago

  • Keywords close added

Replying to jorbin:

the goals of 4.9 are different than the goals of today

Yep, tend to agree. Drag and drop was very "fashionable" some years ago, not so much now as it doesn't work on touch screens (phones, tablets) and is generally pretty hard to do on a laptop/without a mouse. Also not good for accessibility.

In addition zipped plugins and themes are rarely installed or upgraded manually, not sure if it's warranted to add a whole new UI component (drop zone, etc.) to these screens.

Suggesting to close.

Last edited 7 months ago by azaozz (previous) (diff)

#47 @jorbin
6 months ago

  • Keywords close removed

I think the UX of drag and drop can still be beneficial. Even though there are plenty of ways it falls flat (namely, anyone not using a mouse or mouse-like interface), for mouse users (and some touch interfaces), it is a natural experience and one that is supported in other parts of core, so I don't think this should be closed. Though I also don't think it's very high priority.

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