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Opened 3 weeks ago

Last modified 3 weeks ago

#40391 new enhancement

Make the Live Search accessible

Reported by: Travel_girl Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: ui, accessibility Cc:


The Live Search for

  • search installed plugin
  • install plugin
  • search installed Themes
  • install theme

need some improvement for accessibility and in my eyes also for user experience.

When a user start typing, the search for plugins/themes starts right away, which is a bit distracting and confusing, especially if you don't type fast.

A possible solution could be

  • the result starts after 3 letters (not with the first one)
  • expand the timeout, when results get displayed
  • allow users to set a profile option, that they are slow typers (and lets them define the speed. I think "fast" and "slow" would be not detailed enough)

Change History (1)

#1 @swissspidy
3 weeks ago

  • Component changed from General to Administration

expand the timeout, when results get displayed

What I mentioned before is that we could pass this timeout to the live search JavaScript using wp_localize_script(), thus making it possible for plugin authors to filter that value.

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