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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 20 months ago

Last modified 20 months ago

#25996 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Hook request: to filter the plugin description on /wp-admin/plugins.php

Reported by: fcrossen Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Plugins Keywords:
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I have a plugin framework that assists with development of plugins, widgets and shortcodes.

The main plugin description (taken the readme.txt file) describes the plugin framework, but I want to be able to add some text describing what applications have been deployed with the plugin.

I would like to be able to filter the plugins descriptive text in order to add supplementary information.

Something like:

apply_filters( 'admin_plugin_row', $item );

at the top of single_row() in class-wp-plugins-list-table.php would be perfect.

Change History (2)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

  • Type changed from feature request to enhancement

#2 @DrewAPicture
20 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi @fcrossen, welcome to Trac!

Sorry it took so long for somebody to get back to you.

I can't see making the plugin description filterable in this way mainly because there's no precedent for it. The same goes for themes, for that matter. The description is sort of one thing the plugin or theme author has very specifically crafted in the description header and it's not something I think we should make filterable.

Best suggestion would be to add a link to the plugin row meta via the plugin_row_meta filter that could conceivably lead a visitor to information you're wanting to convey.

Last edited 20 months ago by DrewAPicture (previous) (diff)
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