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Cleaner Plugin Installer

Simplified & more useful Plugin Install page, replacing Featured tab with bigger search. Additional Topics tab with curated topic tag list.

Cleaner Start Page for "Add Plugins" (Installer)

A LARGE search box to find plugins for installing more easily and way faster.

No clutter. The regular content of the "Featured" tab was removed: not the 6 same old plugin cards cards any longer and no useless tag cloud anymore!

Plus: set the number of displayed plugin cards per page via "Screen Options" tab (on top right corner).

Scratching My Own Itch

As of WordPress 4.0+, going to "Add Plugins" page and being welcomed by always the same old 6 featured plugin cards annoyed me big time! So I thought on how to change this default behavior. Due to WordPress' genius Hooks & Filter functionality I could easily tweak this via my plugin.

Now it starts with what should have been the default (in my opinion) from the beginning: a large and nice plugin search box - because that's what I do all the day :). Side benefit: better performance as no external plugin card content has to be loaded!

And there you have it, a one-purpose admin helper plugin aiming at (super) administrators and webmasters searching for and installing plugins from WordPress.org repository on a daily basis.

Video of Plugin Walkthrough plus Demo:

original video link: Screencast by plugin developer David Decker

Benefits & Advantages

  • Cleaner, more easy, more useful!
  • Improved performance of plugin-install.php admin start page!
  • Additional curated topics with list of plugin tags (from WordPress.org) for lots of use cases etc.
  • Additional basic integration of "WPCore Plugin Manager" base plugin and service, as well as "WP Favs".
  • Added "Screen Options" tab (on top right corner) to set number of plugin cards per page on a per user basis.
  • Tweaked "ZIP Uploader page" - larger file upload field, plus bigger button.
  • Search field and plugins number integration for "At a Glance" and "Right Now" (Multisite) Dashboard widgets.
  • Optional "Slim Mode" to hide various help texts etc. from the plugin - for power users (see bottom of FAQ page).
  • Highly extensible: Additional hooks and filters in place so you could easily tweak my plugin's output (or add, or remove) if ever needed :)
  • Lightweight, simple one-purpose plugin. Loads only within /wp-admin/ when and where needed.
  • Fully embracing Multisite Network modus, yeah!
  • Fully translateable!

Requirements

  • WordPress version 4.0 or higher!
  • At least capability of install_plugins for your user role (to access the plugin installer page)!

Translations: Internationalization (i18n) / Localization (L10n)

  • English (default) - always included
  • German (de_DE) - always included
  • .pot file (cleaner-plugin-installer.pot) for translators is also always included :)
  • Easy plugin translation platform with GlotPress tool: Translate "Cleaner Plugin Installer"...
  • Your translation? - Just send it in

A plugin from deckerweb.de and GenesisThemes

Feedback

  • I am open for your suggestions and feedback - Thank you for using or trying out one of my plugins!
  • Drop me a line @deckerweb on Twitter
  • Or follow me on +David Decker on Google Plus ;-)

This Plugin...

  • ...is Quality Made in Germany
  • ...was created with love (plus some coffee) on an Ubuntu Linux powered machine :)

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Requires: 4.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.7.2
Last Updated: 6 months ago
Active Installs: 500+

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