[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #6437: Plugin Directory: an Uninstall Tab is needed on each plugin page

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#6437: Plugin Directory: an Uninstall Tab is needed on each plugin page
 Reporter:  ricjcs            |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  feature request   |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by ricjcs):

 Replying to [comment:1 Ipstenu]:
 > Just to clarify, you're saying you want a tab on WordPress.org with
 UNinstall directions?
 > Be aware, like most sections, it would be optional.

 For example on the page https://wordpress.org/plugins/jetpack/ there is an
 installation tab.

 My suggestion is that there was the possibility of a tab with instructions
 for uninstalling in each plugin.

 Replying to [comment:2 Otto42]:
 > A lot of plugins don't have "pages". The best ones are little standalone
 that have no uninstall necessary.
 > But what you're asking for, an "uninstall tab", is just another tab.
 Doesn't show that people will use it. Doesn't explain why it should be top
 level. We can invent tabs all day long, but realistically we have only so
 much space to show them in.
 > My suggestion would be to standardize the process. We don't need an
 install tab anymore, because the install is usually just install and
 activate the plugin. Consider standardizing the uninstall process as well.
 What would that look like? (Note that this would be a core change, not a
 meta change.)

 Yes many do not need the uninstall process, but there are many others that

 An uninstall guide does not guarantee that all users will use it, but it
 made that information much more visible, and it was no longer necessary to
 go through Google searches and documentation to know how to completely
 remove some plugins.

 Standardizing the uninstall process would be ideal, but perhaps also the
 most complicated. While that doesn't happen (and it doesn't seem to be
 happening in the near future), in my opinion the best thing would be to
 have an accessible guide.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6437#comment:3>
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