[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #31659: Multisite UX: "Add New" button on plugins page

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Mon Mar 16 20:53:32 UTC 2015

#31659: Multisite UX: "Add New" button on plugins page
 Reporter:  saracannon          |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement         |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal              |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Networks and Sites  |    Version:  4.1.1
 Severity:  normal              |   Keywords:
  Focuses:  ui, multisite       |
 I propose the following simple UX improvement to WordPress Multisite: To
 include the "Add New" button on the plugins page within individual
 installs ''only when logged in as Network Admin''.  This will take you to
 wp-admin/network/plugin-install.php.    Screenshot:

 It will be a UX improvement when managing plugins on a site within a
 multisite by taking away unnecessary hovers/clicks and
 (probable)confusion. Current action from a site plugin page is:

 1) get confused why that button isn't there or why you have no prompts to
 install on the plugins page anywhere (probable).
 2) in the admin bar: scroll over "my sites" then "network admin" then
 click plugins.
 3) then finally hit that button that is in the same spot where you were in
 the first place but is there now that you are in the Network Admin

 '''Caveat:''' I'm not sure if there is a UX standard already in place for
 MS. If it is believed as a general rule of thumb that going to the network
 admin section should be ''only'' through the admin bar, then I propose a
 different solution: to add "Install plugin" to that dropdown, also taking
 away a click.  Screenshot: http://s.sar.ac/image/3r3y2q31211I

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/31659>
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