[wp-hackers] About page for a plugin?

TV productions info at tv-productions.org
Fri Apr 25 18:15:37 UTC 2014

Thank you all for your opinion! I think I move to a notice, as you 
suggested. This is also easier than redirecting all those cases.

Best regards


TV productions :: Web development and stuff

On 25-04-2014 16:06, Nicholas Ciske wrote:
> On activation or upgrade? Those are entirely different scenarios --
> e.g. one time vs. all the time. Sounds like BuddyPress only does so on
> direct *activation* (not bulk) which is not intrusive as I'm in the
> flow if activating that specific plugin for the first time.
> Those are also all very large plugins that require significant initial
> setup -- so I can see the use case there. Few plugins need that kind
> of interaction on *every upgrade* (except maybe in the case of a major
> version bump with breaking changes, but a dismissible notice is still
> the better pattern there, if you must do anything).
> The only place I could even see a potential argument for would be a
> direct upgrade (just that plugin) but even that is a bit overkill (and
> misses a lot of upgrade cases - ftp upgrades, bulk upgrades, external
> upgrade managers like ManageWP, etc.
> If I want to see the changes, that's what the changelog option on the
> upgrade screen (and repo) is for.
> A tab or submenu could give access to that post upgrade (e.g. the same
> about page he has now).
> A notice is a bit more intrusive, but dismissible and can handle all
> cases (on next admin visit).
> A redirect on upgrade is very intrusive, and misses a good deal of 
> cases.
> _________________________
> Nick Ciske
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> @nciske
> On Apr 25, 2014, at 8:12 AM, J.D. Grimes <jdg at codesymphony.co> wrote:
> Both bbPress and BuddyPress do this, as does WooCommerce (and probably 
> many others).
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