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

Viper007Bond viper at viper007bond.com
Thu Jun 12 14:39:14 GMT 2008

Or perhaps another color now that we have a split table?

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 10:19 PM, DD32 <wordpress at dd32.id.au> wrote:

> On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 15:02:48 +1000, Stephen Rider <
> wp-hackers at striderweb.com> wrote:
>> Here's a test screenshot.  The top three plugins have a different
>> version:
>> http://striderweb.com/wp-content/docs/no-updates.png
> I thought i'd just throw my thought in here:
> While not everyone likes it, At present, The plugins page has been
> seperated into 2 groups: Active, And Inactive plugins (as well as a recently
> activated list, but lets not worry about that right now); as a result of
> that, The Status column was removed.
> Having an extra status column in the case where its 2 lists was useless.
> (But: Please dont turn this into a lets change it back thread, its not what
> its about, Thoughts on how it can work with *both* layouts should be
> discussed)
> Thoughts:
> A row underneath the plugin saying "This plugin isnt checked for updated"
> looks messy to me, Too much space used up, potentially when there are a lot
> of plugins which do not appear on WordPress.org.
> Having an extra column with the update information is kind of anoying,
> Theres too much text (Update available, Upgrade automatically, Version
> available) for a single discrete column
> That was why a extra row was added for the plugin update notification,
> Generally, That row will only be there for a short time, as people will
> upgrade the plugin when they see it, Thats not going to happen with the
> non-hosted plugins, They're not going to uninstall or find a different
> plugin because of that if it does its job.
> So that still leaves the question, What is left to actually show the plugin
> is not checked?
> Maybe a paragraph at the top or bottom of the page:
> "The following plugins cannot be automatically checked for updates, or
> upgraded automatically as they are not hosted on WordPress.org:
> <strong>Plugin 1, Testers Plugin 2, My In-development plugin 3</strong>"
> Or maybe the text "<i>Cannot check for updates</i>" under the plugin name?
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