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Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#44696 new defect (bug)

Plugin Deactivation Page Jump

Reported by: organicthemes's profile organicthemes Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 4.9.7
Component: Plugins Keywords:
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:


This isn't so much a bug as it is a gripe with the plugin management interface that has long annoyed me.

If you have a number of plugins installed and activated:

  1. Scroll down the list of plugins
  2. Deactivate a plugin near the bottom
  3. Page refresh jumps back to top of the list

Often, I am deactivating and reactivating plugins for testing or development purposes, or to check for potential conflicts. Having the page jump back to the top after deactivation, then having to scroll down the list of plugins and find the same or similarly named plugin again tends to waste a lot of my time.

I think it would be much more convenient to load an anchor link to the deactivated plugin upon the page refresh, rather than sending the user back to the top of the list with every deactivation.

Just a suggestion that would help me, and I'm sure many others.

Thanks! :D

Change History (2)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Plugins
  • Focuses ui administration added

Hi @organicthemes, welcome to WordPress Trac! Thanks for the ticket.

It might also be a good idea to display active plugins first for easier visual scanning. Here's a small plugin I wrote after the idea came up on support forums:

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #design by kristengunther. View the logs.

4 years ago

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