Support » Plugin: Stock Locations for WooCommerce » Recent update of design and inclusion of Font Awesome

  • Resolved titsmaker


    Hi, I have several points about the recent update (1.5.7):

    1) there’s an inconsistency between the real version (1.5.7) and version mentioned in changelog and thus update description (1.5.8), this creates some uncertainty.

    2) can you please add links to issues/topics to release information at least on Github or maybe to changelog too as the change descriptions sound rather vague. E.g. latest “Hide location information from old orders.” – it’s not enough for understanding what was changed, including some link to the original discussion would help a lot

    3) are you sure that including Bootstrap and Font Awesome are good decisions? They come with a performance penalty and seem like an absolute overkill for rather small plugin like this. How many icons you are going to use out of 1600 icons in Font Awesome? 10 or maybe 20? That’s a waste of resources IMHO and it’s better to add small SVGs for those several icons needed (actually I doubt they are needed at all as they are used along with the text descriptions not instead of them). Also FA Javascript file is absolutely enormous (1,2 Mb!!!) and I am rather sure it’s not really needed.

    4) new violet design seems a bit creepy and not in accordance with general WP design

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  • Plugin Author Fahad Mahmood


    @titsmaker we appreciate your concerns but its too early to talk about the changes you are observing. Please wait and let us concentrate on programming aspect, settings page aesthetics are not final yet but the focus is on functionality. About tickets resolution and changelog notes, either we mention the username from or simply copy/paste the topic title. We will try to include the complete ticket URL if something will be fixed from github reference. We would again request you to wait a little more, your expectations are high, we can understand.

    Thread Starter titsmaker


    OK. Please understand me properly – I am very happy you started maintaining this plugin and after a long period some bugs are being fixed.
    I just wanted to share some advice from user’s perspective.
    And as for Font Awesome inclusion, I am rather sure the plugin can do fine without it as only a few icons are needed and it would be much better for users as the amount of resources it enqueues is enormous and WP Admin interface is rather slow already with only WooCommerce installed.

    Plugin Author Fahad Mahmood


    Kindly help me to focus on bugs and features, fontawesome and bootstrap libraries are not loading on every screen. Settings page and stock location edit page is not opening every other hour. Trust me, I am maintaining tbis plugin with a vision. Just be patient and see how it goes on. File size will not matter, inclusion of files is rla recommendation by WordPress plugins review team. Whatever you are seeing is actually in my practices due to a number of plugin reviews I have been gone through.

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