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Opened 8 months ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#42336 new enhancement

Language suggestion when no plugins installed

Reported by: johnjamesjacoby Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: lowest
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Text Changes Keywords: 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:

Description

When there are no plugins in wp-content/plugins the following text is presented to the user:

You do not appear to have any plugins available at this time.

This seems like the wordiest possible way to say:

No plugins are currently available.

Change History (2)

#1 @Presskopp
8 months ago

No Plugins.

would be shorter :)

#2 @johnjamesjacoby
8 months ago

For context, the wordiness probably comes from a desire to convey that some plugins might exist, but the currently logged in user may not have access to see them.

  • "You" to hint that other users might have plugins available
  • "do not appear" to hint that results might not be 100% accurate (based on transient usage, caching, etc...)
  • "plugins available" to hint that plugins might be installed, but simply are not presented here
  • "at this time" to hint that plugins might be available at a later date

I think more decisive verbiage here would not hurt, and probably only help, and "No plugins are currently available." is my suggestion to cast a wide net without being dismissive or curt.

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