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#40186 new enhancement

Consider to remove the tag cloud used in the Add Plugins > Featured screen

Reported by: afercia Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Plugins Keywords: tag-cloud has-patch has-screenshots needs-testing
Focuses: ui, accessibility Cc:


Thinking at the reasons why the tag cloud used on the edit-tags.php screen was removed in [38735] see #36964,
I'd propose to consider if the tag cloud used in Plugin Install > featured has any value for users.

It looks weird to me it appears just on the "Featured" tab, and not in Popular and Recommended. Also wondering if it's actually useful for anyone.

Ticket submitted at WordCamp London 2017 :)

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40186.diff (3.1 KB) - added by afercia 7 weeks ago.

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3 months ago

#2 @afercia
3 months ago

  • Keywords tag-cloud added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 4.8

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7 weeks ago

#4 @afercia
7 weeks ago

For reference, this tag cloud:


7 weeks ago

#5 @afercia
7 weeks ago

  • Keywords has-patch has-screenshots added

40186.diff removes the plugins popular tags cloud and amends the help text accordingly.

Last edited 7 weeks ago by afercia (previous) (diff)

#6 @jbpaul17
7 weeks ago

  • Keywords needs-testing added

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7 weeks ago

#8 @jbpaul17
7 weeks ago

  • Milestone changed from 4.8 to 4.8.1

Punting to 4.8.1 per today's bug scrub.

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6 weeks ago

#10 @florinmuresan
3 weeks ago

Hi, I've written about this here: https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2856#comment:2

I was actually pin pointed to this thread. Even though this thread is for a smaller piece of the Popular tags cloud, I think you should read this (because you were asking people for ideas and data).

Currently, the part you're mentioning brings about 30 new users / day to our plugins, almost doubling the number of new users we get / day.

This is for us a clear indicator that non-developer users who have WordPress sites use the popular tags cloud a lot. Otherwise, there would be no such potential for discovery.

I've written a few more things in the other thread.


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2 days ago

#12 @afercia
2 days ago

  • Milestone changed from 4.8.1 to Future Release

See also the related meta ticket
Popular Tags back on the Wordpress.org Directory

Let's wait for a resolution there and see. One option then could be adding the cloud to _all_ the plugin tabs.

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