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Opened 10 months ago

Last modified 4 months ago

#2771 accepted defect

Plugin Directory: Direct access to changelog via #changelog in URL not working anymore

Reported by: galbaras Owned by: Otto42
Milestone: Plugin Directory v3.0 Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords:


Until the recent change to the plugin repository design, the changelog was a separate area, directly accessible via the URL reference "#changelog".

This no longer works.

Also, moving this section to the Development area labels it in a way that may discourage non-technical site owners from considering changes before applying them, which can create problems for them sometimes.

Change History (14)

#1 @mrahmadawais
10 months ago

I also propose the same for screenshots.

As mentioned in #2278
Would it be possible to add an anchor tag with a tab for screenshots? That would just scroll to the screenshots once clicked or if linked?

#2 @Otto42
10 months ago

@mrahmadawais The #screenshots link works fine.

#changelog does not, at present. This is a known issue which I planned on resolving later.

#3 @mrahmadawais
10 months ago

@Otto42 Yup it does, but having a tab for it would be great. Will help quickly skip the content. Many new users will look at it as a breaking change or will assume that the plugin doesn't have screenshots without scrolling down.

I hope you see the point in it.

#4 @Otto42
10 months ago

I see the point, but we're not adding a tab just for screenshots. Reorganizing things is possible, but the tab space is already way too full. Five tabs was pushing the limit.

#5 @mrahmadawais
10 months ago

That's also true. I wonder what could be done about that.

#6 @lukecavanagh
10 months ago

There is still screen space for adding in a couple of more tabs, since five does not take up much screen space on desktop and since on mobile the tabs stack.

#7 @Kent Brockman
10 months ago

Hi. I'm also interested in bringing back the anchor tag for #changelog
No matter if it has to be scrolled down, but I'm sure you can review your logs to see how many daily requests have the changelog tagged URLs. Hopefully, lots enough to consider the request :)

Thanks in advance.

#8 @Otto42
10 months ago

  • Owner set to Otto42
  • Status changed from new to accepted

As I said above, this is on the list to be fixed.

#9 @galbaras
10 months ago

@Otto42 If the changelog stays in the Development tab, is it possible to have both #changelog and #developers working, at least for a while, to cater for those who have adapted?

Thank you.

#10 @Otto42
10 months ago

@galbaras Yes, that is indeed the plan.

#11 @netweb
9 months ago

#2824 was marked as a duplicate.

#12 @Ipstenu
9 months ago

  • Summary changed from Direct access to changelog via #changelog in URL not working anymore to Plugin Directory: Direct access to changelog via #changelog in URL not working anymore

#13 @galbaras
7 months ago

It's been 2 months since this was deemed worthy of action and #changelog still doesn't work. Since it seems like a quick win, how 'bout it?

#14 @tellyworth
4 months ago

  • Milestone set to Plugin Directory v3.0
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