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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#29631 closed enhancement (fixed)

The 'Beta Testing' tab should be first in plugin installer

Reported by: nacin Owned by: swissspidy
Milestone: 4.5 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.0
Component: Plugins Keywords: has-patch commit
Focuses: Cc:

Description

If you're running a development build, we append a 'Beta Testing' tab where we list plugins which are features in development (#28513). We should make this tab primary for the purposes of discovery.

Looking for a few affirmative nods.

Attachments (3)

29631.diff (1.1 KB) - added by nacin 4 years ago.
29631.2.diff (2.1 KB) - added by swissspidy 3 years ago.
29631.3.diff (2.1 KB) - added by swissspidy 3 years ago.

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Change History (13)

@nacin
4 years ago

#2 @helen
4 years ago

As mentioned in IRC, I envision us someday getting to the point of "recommendations". In that line of thought, Beta Testing is like recommendations for people running dev builds. Can get behind it.

#3 @kpdesign
4 years ago

I think this is a good idea. +1 from me.

#4 @johnbillion
4 years ago

We should add a message to the top of this screen so it's clear what's being shown. Example:

"You are using a development version of WordPress. Below is a list of feature plugins which are also under development. Feel free to test them out and provide feedback [where?]."

#5 @nacin
4 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 4.1 to Future Release

#6 @swissspidy
3 years ago

  • Keywords needs-refresh added

Patch doesn't apply cleanly against trunk anymore. A message on top of the screen makes sense.

@swissspidy
3 years ago

#7 @swissspidy
3 years ago

  • Keywords needs-refresh removed
  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 4.5

29631.2.diff is a refreshed patch that moves the 'Beta Testing' tab to the beginning and adds the following message to the top of the screen:

You are using a development version of WordPress. Below is a list of feature plugins which are also under development. Learn more.

I didn't add a link to provide feedback because there's no single way to do so and most feature plugins don't clearly state where to provide feedback either. Some readmes could be improved I guess :)

Moving to 4.5 for consideration.

#8 @swissspidy
3 years ago

Nacin suggested something along the lines of:

You are using a development version of WordPress. These feature plugins are also under development. <a href="%s">Learn more</a>.

@johnbillion Let me know what you think

@swissspidy
3 years ago

#9 @swissspidy
3 years ago

  • Keywords commit added

29631.3.diff changes the sentence to:

You are using a development version of WordPress. These feature plugins are also under development. <a href="%s">Learn more</a>.

#10 @swissspidy
3 years ago

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

In 36297:

Plugins: Make sure the 'Beta testing' tab is first in the plugin installer.

This makes feature plugins more discoverable for people running development builds.

Fixes #29631.

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