• Resolved ograetz

    (@ograetz)


    I’ve grown accustomed to major updates introducing annoying changes, but requiring me to confirm every manually requested update with a confirmation dialog has cut my productivy in half. There needs to be an option to disable this madness.

    And while you’re at it, putting selection fields on the rows and adding a “perform all the selected updates” button was what I had actually hoped for with a new major version.

    Further recommendations:

    It gets worse, the confirmation dialog cannot be controlled by keyboard so you must move the mouse every single time.

    And aesthetically it looks awful, when the modal confirmation dialog removes the vertical scrollbar from the browser window and makes all the contents behind it jump around. It’s better to force-keep that scrollbar.

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by ograetz. Reason: Added some new observations
    • This topic was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by ograetz.
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  • Agree, I always use the keyboard to confirm but now have to move around the screen a lot more. On desktop not as much of an issue but laptop with trackpad it’s just wasted time. It’s not just the confirmation box, the whole feel is a lot more spread out and having to move around.

    Personally I also preferred the old way it was integrated into wordpress admin. You could easily get to the site posts or whatever and back to MainWP. Now it feels like your locked in to MainWP and have to ‘Go to WP Admin’ all the time. If you have a dedicated blog for MainWP then I’m sure you’d be happy with it, but I actually use the blog it’s on.

    If you have a dedicated blog for MainWP then I’m sure you’d be happy with it, but I actually use the blog it’s on.

    I understand, that the new interface is not an improvement for you. However, the mainwp plugin is designed to be a productive tool for professionals. I would never install the mainwp dashboard on a regular site. My WP installation is for mainwp only and uses a maximum hardening level. This is best practive if you maintain dozens or hundreds of customer sites.

    Mine is also MainWP-only. I’m managing around 60 WP instances with it, and they’re all different in terms of which plugins are installed. I can’t just click “update all” because this plugin has a problem there, and that plugin version doesn’t work with something there, and so on. Every site has its quirks, and so manually updating stuff is the game.

    The best way for this would be to select a bunch of updates with a checkbox and then click on “perform all selected updates”. I had hoped that the new version would go this route. Instead from being able to just click all updates I now have to confirm every single one. Even “update all” for some domains doesn’t make much sense because then the update process becomes modal and triggers a page reload once it’s done.

    As a result, the time needed for updates has significantly increased with v4. And no, I don’t want to go back to a version that won’t receive any more updates.

    Plugin Author mainwp

    (@mainwp)

    There will be an update next week giving you the option to turn off update verification in settings.

    Plugin Author mainwp

    (@mainwp)

    @bighippo999

    If you have a dedicated blog for MainWP then I’m sure you’d be happy with it, but I actually use the blog it’s on

    You should NEVER install your MainWP Dashboard on a production WordPress site.

    Step 1 of the installation:

    We HIGHLY recommend a NEW WordPress install for your MainWP Dashboard.

    Using a new WordPress install will help to cut down on Plugin Conflicts and other issues that can be caused by trying to run your MainWP Main Dashboard from an active site. Most hosting companies provide free subdomains (“demo.yourdomain.com”) and we recommend creating one if you do not have a specific dedicated domain to run your MainWP Dashboard.
    If you are not sure how to set up a subdomain, contact your hosting companies support.

    You can even install your MainWP Dashboard on a WordPress site located on your local computer using DesktopServer, WAMP or any other setup that allows you to run WordPress locally.

    > There will be an update next week giving you the option to turn off update verification in settings.

    Two thumbs up!

    Plugin Author mainwp

    (@mainwp)

    The option has been added in the version 4.0.1

    First of all, thank you for doing something so quickly.

    One caveat: You made the “Disable update confirmations” option work for “Update now” buttons as well as for “Update all”. It would be preferable to have different options for single updates and bulk updates. Not asking for single updates but still getting vonfirmation for bulk updates would restore the nice “medium safety” approach of v3.

    Also, is this the right place for usability feedback and improvemnt suggestions, or do you prefer the ticket interface on mainwp.com? I could throw a mountain of suggestions at you, if you appreciate it.

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