[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #46763: Improve plugin search results with already active plugins

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Fri Apr 5 14:09:32 UTC 2019

#46763: Improve plugin search results with already active plugins
 Reporter:  joostdevalk            |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement            |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                 |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Plugins                |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                 |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-design-feedback  |     Focuses:  ui, administration

Comment (by nerrad):

 One thing that I think should also be considered as a part of this work is
 how plugins that are installed but not active fit into things.  Is there
 validity in reminding the user that they already have a plugin installed
 (but not active) that accomplishes their needs?

 Some other ideas:

 - Merge the plugin list table and add new plugins screen into one view.
 The view defaults to installed plugins but the search field will return
 results for both the installed plugins (active and non-active) and plugins
 matching the query on wp.org.
 - There's variations on how  you could display these results for a search
 but one variation I'd like to see explored is that by default, the search
 shows the installed plugins with the results, and then a tab for "New"
 plugins with a count matching the results.  So the _first_ view the user
 sees is what they have installed matching, but they can click the new tab
 to get the results from wp.org.

 Very rough mockup: https://www.evernote.com/l/AAOM4qOcn91OkYU-

 I think there's benefit to merging the disparate views for the plugin
 management page and improve the user experience solving many of the issues
 brought up in this ticket.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/46763#comment:38>
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