Support » Plugin: Plugin Notes Plus » Further plea for repositioning of notes

  • Resolved Antipole

    (@antipole)


    There is a long outstanding request for the notes field to be positioned in the descriptions column. That topic is now closed because of the time lapsed. @jamiebergen has logged it as an enhancement request on GitHub here.

    This is another plea for this to be provided. Please, please! I, for one, am struggling on with the original and abandoned Plugin Notes – but it is giving increasingly dire PHP warnings and will likely break on the next PHP update.

    I would love to be able to migrate to Plugin Notes Plus and would certainly make a donation, if you provide such a link, in recognition of your work.

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  • Plugin Author jamiebergen

    (@jamiebergen)

    Hi @antipole,

    Sorry I haven’t gotten to this. Since this plugin uses a separate column to display plugin notes and already has many users who are fine with that, I’d have to make it an option whether to display them in the separate column or below the description. I was initially trying to keep things simple and avoid having various options. However, I appreciate your persistence, and I’m sure you aren’t the only one with this request.

    For the time being, would it be acceptable if I provided a version of the plugin that displays notes beneath the plugin description as a separate branch on GitHub? Then I would eventually build it into the main plugin as a separate option?

    Let me know if that would help you.

    Thanks,
    Jamie

    Thread Starter Antipole

    (@antipole)

    Thanks for your response and the prospect of action.

    I see you presently do not have any options settings, so creating an option will involve work. Yes, a branch would be a good interim step. But, to avoid a separate branch, perhaps a software switch at the start of the code might be better? I would be happy to edit a switch. Then the update mechanism would still work as usual.

    Really looking forward to being able to use Plugin Notes Plus!

    Plugin Author jamiebergen

    (@jamiebergen)

    Just letting you know that I’m planning to work on this this weekend. Based on your suggestion, I’m thinking it might be best to have a filter that will move the notes under the description. That way, you can put the code in your theme’s functions.php file or in a custom plugin, and then you won’t have to make any changes with subsequent updates of Plugin Notes Plus.

    Thread Starter Antipole

    (@antipole)

    Good idea and great news!

    I came to the support forum specifically to request this. I loved the old Plugin Notes plugin, but I agree with @antipole that it is not best to continue using that outdated plugin.

    I was thrilled to see a new plugin notes plugin, but I don’t care to use it currently due primarily to the styling. Currently, it doubles the length of my Plugins page, and I’ve only added a single note. Moving notes more inline with the description as it is in the other plugin would be much less obtrusive. Also, I would appreciate seeing much less of the plugin until it is needed — remove the note author and date (many of us are a 1-person operation; maybe add a tooltip that lists this info instead), and change the “edit” and “delete” to simple non-fancy icons — a pencil and a trash can.

    I like this plugin and where it’s going, as well as the author’s responsiveness. I would be very interested in trying a beta version.

    Plugin Author jamiebergen

    (@jamiebergen)

    I just released a new version (1.2.4) that allows you to move plugin notes beneath the description. See the first item in the FAQ for a snippet that you can use to enable that option.

    I realize that there are additional requests for hiding portions of the plugin note (like the author/date). I can look into that as time permits, as I’m currently dealing with a job, family, pandemic, etc. Thanks for your understanding 🙂

    Installed, snippet added. It works flawlessly, is unobtrusive when I don’t need it, and available & neat when I do. The repositioning hook made a world of difference.

    Thank you for the wonderful plugin and your responsiveness.

    Plugin Author jamiebergen

    (@jamiebergen)

    Excellent! I’m glad it’s working for you.

    Thread Starter Antipole

    (@antipole)

    Works great for me too! Now I can start converting my many dozen notes from Plugin Notes to Plugin Notes Plus.

    Thank you so much for responding to this.

    Plugin Author jamiebergen

    (@jamiebergen)

    You’re very welcome, @antipole!

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