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Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#9743 closed enhancement (fixed)

Clicking the plugin's name performs different actions

Reported by: fuggi Owned by:
Milestone: 3.1 Priority: low
Severity: minor Version: 2.8
Component: UI Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

There is an inconsistency with the way the plugin links behaves with the new plugin install features.

On the dashboard clicking the plugin's name in the Plugins widget links you to its webpage, however clicking on the plugins name on the install plugin page shows the Thickbox with the information.

In my opinion it should behave the same both times.

What else is strange to me that, on the plugin install page, the status bar shows me the links points to the plugin's Homepage, however clicking on it shows the description - not sure if this is intended.

Change History (13)

comment:1 Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Milestone changed from Unassigned to 2.8

comment:2 Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

  • Milestone 2.8 deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

when I click the install link, both plugins / add new and the dashboard widget open a thickbox.

clicking the plugin's name will, in both cases, open the plugin's page on wordpress.org

comment:3 DD325 years ago

  • Component changed from Plugins to UI
  • Milestone set to 2.8
  • Type changed from enhancement to defect (bug)

Clicking anywhere on the plugin row in the plugins install listing, will cause the thickbox to load.

That overrides the actual link to the plugins homepage, If you "Open in new window" or "Open in new Tab" or Right click and select "Open" on that link.. It loads the plugins homepage instead of the install/information dialogue.

Ryans mentioned his dislike of that before. IMO, The plugin install screen needs to be 2.7'ised in terms of the actions, much like whats been done to the Plugins page.

As for the widget, Well.. Thats why the "Install" link is there, to load the installer.. Maybe that could be removed and the link just directs to the thickbox, Sure, Its an extra step to get to the homepage, but the dialogue should tell the user all they want to know.

I'm re-opening this as a UI issue,

comment:4 DD325 years ago

  • Resolution worksforme deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:5 follow-up: azaozz5 years ago

Removed the install onclick, see [11225]. As there's only one action there, perhaps better to add a button under the plugin's name, that would make it more visible.

IMHO best would be to have two column listing there: name, rating and install button on the left, description (usually quite long) on the right.

comment:6 hakre5 years ago

kind of related #9576, it's about the size of the plugin description in search results. maybe capping the descriptions in the other listings as well?

comment:7 in reply to: ↑ 5 Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.8 to Future Release

Replying to azaozz:

IMHO best would be to have two column listing there: name, rating and install button on the left, description (usually quite long) on the right.

Moving this part to Future, pending patch.

comment:8 Denis-de-Bernardy5 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 2.9

comment:9 hakre5 years ago

  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

Replying to fuggi:

There is an inconsistency [...] On the dashboard clicking the plugin's name in the Plugins widget links you to its webpage, however clicking on the plugins name on the install plugin page shows the Thickbox with the information.

This behaves now the same in current trunk.

What else is strange to me that, on the plugin install page, the status bar shows me the links points to the plugin's Homepage, however clicking on it shows the description - not sure if this is intended.

This is fixed as well in current trunk now.

Therefore this is not a defect any longer. Everything else is an Enhancement.

comment:10 hakre5 years ago

  • Keywords Plugin install link removed

comment:11 ryan4 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.9 to Future Release

comment:12 johnbillion3 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch removed
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

As of 3.1 these two issues have been addressed with the introduction of explicit 'Install' and 'Details' links on the Plugins -> Add New page, and the introduction of an 'Install' link on the Plugins dashboard widget.

comment:13 dd323 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Future Release to 3.1
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