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#25676 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Add icons to plugins

Reported by: alexvorn2 Owned by:
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Component: Plugins Keywords:
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Description

Add option to include an icon to the plugin, show icons if available.
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Change History (7)

comment:1 toscho6 months ago

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comment:2 jdgrimes6 months ago

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comment:3 johnbillion6 months ago

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comment:4 mordauk3 months ago

Where would the icons be shown, next to the name in the list table?

In general I feel this would just create clutter and inconsistency. Plugins will start registering their own icons with no consistency between plugins.

If it is added, I'd vote for only supporting dashicons, that way we can make it mostly consistent.

comment:5 follow-up: helen3 months ago

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I don't see a compelling need for this. Not all plugins have icons, nor should they. I'd rather see the plugin banner images in the plugin installer.

comment:6 in reply to: ↑ 5 alexvorn23 months ago

@Where would the icons be shown, next to the name in the list table? - yes, I inserted the link to the image but it seems it expired :( to the left of the plugin text 32x32 px maybe.
Akismet has a letter A icon for example.

Replying to helen:

I don't see a compelling need for this. Not all plugins have icons, nor should they. I'd rather see the plugin banner images in the plugin installer.

Humans usually find something faster by an image or by a color rather than a text, if you have a list of plugins and you know the plugin image you are looking for is red, then you will find it in less then a second but if you search for the name, you must first try remember the name of the plugin you need and after that look alphabetically where it is.. if you have 40-50 plugins it can take you 5 - 10 seconds to scroll up and down to find that specific plugin.
In iphones there are icons for apps, imagine no icons...
On windows os with metro style with have colored tiles to find more faster based on the color of the app, blue IE, green - App Store, red - reader..

alexvorn23 months ago

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