[wp-hackers] Plugins "update not checked"interface

Aaron D. Campbell aaron at xavisys.com
Tue Jun 10 15:28:17 GMT 2008

To me it seems like it would be more suited as a part of the status 
column.  It looks like the status column contains one of the following:
<span class="active">Active</span>
<span class="inactive">Inactive</span>

I would probably change those to a paragraph tag instead of a span, and 
add another paragraph tag with a class of "notchecked" (or something 
similar) that says "Not checking for updates" or "Does not check for 
updates" and style the notchecked class to display in italics.

Just my opinion.

Stephen Rider wrote:
> Hi all --
> Per this trac ticket: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5117>, I am gearing
> up to work on a patch that will have the Plugins admin screen indicate when
> a particular plugin is _not_ automatically checked for updates.
> I would like some feedback for how people think the notification should
> _appear_.  Remember: these are effectively permanent, so they should be as
> unobtrusive as possible.   Among the possibilities (and please suggest
> others!):
> 1) A modified "update stripe" below the plugin row.  "<plugin name> is not
> automatically checked for updates".  Make it a different color from "Update
> found" notice so it's easy to distinguish.  DRAWBACKS: adds permanent
> clutter
> 2) Add text below Version # in the version cell of the row.  "Update not
> checked"
> 3) Add text below Description, but in the same table cell.  Formatting to
> distinguish it from the description text (italic?)
> 4) Icons instead of text???  Add it to the "Actions" column instead??? 
> Other ideas?
> I know others have expressed interest in this, so let's hear it. :)
> Thanks,

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