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#50735 new feature request

Plugins Screen: introduce plugin types

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


The Plugin Block Directory is a new feature coming in WordPress 5.5 that allows specially-written Block Plugins to be instantly and seamlessly installed in the editor, without ever leaving the page.


WordPress 5.5 will make it easier for folks to install block plugins, as they edit their posts and pages. As a result, and as the block directory becomes more and more popular, I assume the average number of plugins installed on a WordPress site will increase. On the Plugins screen UI we know, we'll see a mix of "regular" plugins as well as block plugins.

I wonder if we should consider making some changes to the Plugins Screen UI to clearly separate the 2 plugin types.

  • This would help site owners quickly skim through their plugin list.
  • It would help them understand how a specific plugin was added to the site.
  • It may help them manage their plugin autoupdates (one could imagine a scenario where you'd want block plugins, including little PHP, to be automatically updated while "regular" plugins would require a manual update).

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