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  • “Test out the new Plugin Directory and let us know what you think.”
    First of all you say this then don’t provide a link or any indication as to where the feedback should go.

    As to the question, it’s the usual reply – if it ain’t broke etc. It’s another ‘improvement’ that diminishes the useability.

    I happen to be looking at the new and old Updraft Plus plugin pages…

    The headers now take up even more of the page. Over half the screen area is taken up with headers and an overly large plugin graphic.
    The fonts are all much larger wasting even more space. I don’t want to have to scroll more than is necessary.
    The navigation was previously all visible on the page, with buttons leading to all the different areas, clearly and logically labelled, and instantly accessible.
    Now you have to scroll scroll scroll.

    The screenshots don’t open in a popup or new window. So you have to navigate back to the main page and once again, scroll, scroll, scroll, as it does not intelligently return to the same place on the page.

    There are several ‘read mores’ on the page.

    The whole page is a clunky oversized mess.

    So just don’t change it please.

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  • Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    Forum moderator

    It’s not clear, but there is an icon to the right of the page that when clicks asks you to share your feedback: http://wordpressdotorg.polldaddy.com/s/new-plugin-directory?p=1

    I completed the survey.

    I absolutely hate the new truncated with read more links all crammed onto one page layout.

    It was much easier to browse and jump to what I want when it had a consistent menu at the top of the page for Description, FAQ, Screenshots, Changelog, Support, Reviews, Developer, etc. Now it’s just scroll around and hope you find things, screenshots are confined to a slideshows rather than just letting them scale to fix so larger screens could see more of the screenshot without clicking.

    Maybe have the current version be a Summary tab, but bring back the rest of the regular tabs with individual pages for the separate content.

    Also, it would be nice if actual new content / data was added like a plugin’s PHP version compatibility other things that are useful when making plugin selections based on our current server environment.

    Please bring back some semblance of easy of use by actually having the sub-menu for the plugins sections again… and not just a menu that anchors down to the current section because then you’d have to scroll back to the top every time you want to move around or keep scrolling up and down looking for things that we’re more easily found before, especially if you open some of those sections so the page is really long.

    I completely agree with @endymion00, the new page style is really bad. Why do I have to click the summary open instead of just scrolling like before?

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