[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #29820: Smooth installation and updating of plugins and themes

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Fri Jan 23 09:38:27 UTC 2015

#29820: Smooth installation and updating of plugins and themes
 Reporter:  markjaquith      |       Owner:
     Type:  task (blessed)   |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  4.2
Component:  Upgrade/Install  |     Version:
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  ux-feedback      |     Focuses:  ui, javascript, administration

Comment (by pento):

 [attachment:29820.4.diff] adds support for installing (and silently
 activating) from the plugin install screen.

 A few notes:

 * It's mighty ugly. The button icons need better alignment, and we need a
 better icon for installing (it currently uses the updating icon).
 * It doesn't give any feedback that the plugin has been activated, as
 well. Given that users are used to having to click "Activate", we need a
 way to let them know it's been done for them.
 * It'll crash and burn if the plugin fatals on activation. To fix this, we
 can potentially use `wp_remote_get()` to fake the `iframe` that we used to
 activate plugins in.

 I also really like the idea of plugins being able to define a post-
 activation action, perhaps as a button text and link - many plugins
 require configuration after activation, so a link to a config screen would
 be appropriate here.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/29820#comment:26>
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