Opened 6 months ago

Closed 6 months ago

#7351 closed enhancement (fixed)

Helpscout: Improve plugin information in the sidebar widget.

Reported by: frantorres's profile frantorres Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: high
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords: has-screenshots


Improve the HelpScout widget that displays information about plugins in the sidebar, adding a link and the slug of the plugin.

This would make the team more efficient during reviews and in responding to email inquiries.

In the widget, for each plugin shown, after the name of the plugin and the "#" link (that goes to the public page of the plugin):

  • Add a direct link to download the current version of the plugin (.zip file).
    • The symbol would be ↆ (U+2186 / ↆ / \2186)
    • Also show last updated relative date, as a short version: “6 days ago” would be “6d” / “1 month ago”, “1m” / “1 year ago”, “1y”
  • Add, in a new line, the slug of the plugin. Without any link, so it can be easily copied. Also, being on a new line makes it easier to spot the differences.

The plugin status information will continue to be displayed after this.

New HTML Example

<a href="" style="color:#FF0000;" target="_blank">WooCommerce</a>
 <a href="" style="color:#FF0000;" target="_blank">#</a>
 <a href="" style="color:#FF0000;" target="_blank">ↆ 6d</a>
<div><i>woocommerce</i> (Closed: Guideline Violation)</div>

A previous ticket on this topic #6323 (might help spotting where code is at).

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Change History (7)

6 months ago

Example screenshot

#1 @dd32
6 months ago

In 13011:

Helpscout: Plugins+Themes widget: Link to the ZIP and prominently display the slug.

See #7351.

#2 @dd32
6 months ago

In 13012:

Helpscout: Plugins+Themes widget: Actually link to plugin downloads.

See #7351.

#3 @dd32
6 months ago

In 13013:

Helpscout: Plugins+Themes widget: Force some whitespace into the output.

See #7351.

#4 @dd32
6 months ago

In 13014:

Helpscout: Plugins+Themes widget: More whitespace and Actually link to pending plugin zips (again).

See #7351.

#5 @dd32
6 months ago

In 13015:

Helpscout: Plugins+Themes widget: Fix variable typos due to inability to test endpoint.

See #7351.

#6 @dd32
6 months ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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