[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #37429: Search dropdown is hidden

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Thu Jul 21 07:46:42 UTC 2016

#37429: Search dropdown is hidden
 Reporter:  Kenshino                           |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement                        |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                             |  Milestone:  Awaiting
Component:  Plugins                            |  Review
 Severity:  normal                             |    Version:  4.5.3
  Focuses:  ui, accessibility, administration  |   Keywords:
 So on the initial add plugin page - https://cloudup.com/cmxF7nmiL8P

 I can do a string search but the dropdown to select 'Tag, Keyword or
 author' isn't there by default.

 After I search, the dropdown appears (this design is also present on

 See https://cloudup.com/cjMW0dlY80G

 I don't think this works for a good user experience.
 * As a user, I wouldn't know what the initial search was based on. Is it
 keyword? Tag? Or Author? I don't know.
 * Essentially to get to a 'tag' search, I would have to fail on the
 keyword search first

 * Restore the dropdown to be on the actual 'Add New Plugin' page

 Happy to write a patch if need be

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/37429>
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