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Opened 11 months ago

Closed 13 days ago

Last modified 13 days ago

#46353 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Notes for Plugins

Reported by: maxms Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: trivial Version:
Component: Plugins Keywords:
Focuses: ui Cc:
PR Number:


It would be very helpful to offer a Notes column to the Plugins list in the admin. This would allow developers to note what exactly the plugin does for the site and where to find it. I feel this would make it easier for future developers to figure out how certain features are implemented and allow them to clear out unused plugins when they are no longer needed. It may also help to keep admins from deleting plugins that are needed.

Change History (6)

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

2 weeks ago

#2 @sabernhardt
2 weeks ago

  • Focuses ui added

@maxms Thanks and welcome to Trac!

That's an interesting idea: allowing a site developer to leave notes there for other and/or future developers of that site.

If we add a column, I think the notes would need to be saved as meta in the database ("active_plugins" data?). There might be another way, too, by adding notes to one of the existing columns.

I'm leaving the ui-feedback keyword for further investigation and discussion.

#3 @joyously
2 weeks ago

This sounds like plugin territory, and there are already plugins that do this.

#4 @sabernhardt
2 weeks ago

OK... yes, there is even a tag for "plugin notes" in the directory.

Of those three, Plugin Notes Plus has been tested and updated recently:

#5 @maxms
2 weeks ago

Those are great. Thank you!

#6 @sabernhardt
13 days ago

  • Keywords ui-feedback removed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Thanks @joyously for mentioning that there are plugins for this, and at least one seems to do it well. I'll close the ticket.

Last edited 13 days ago by sabernhardt (previous) (diff)
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