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Why is the "Newest" plugin menu item only visible when logged in? (13 posts)

  1. Please Add Screenshots
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Why is the "Newest" menu item on the Plugin page only visible when logged in?

  2. Please Add Screenshots
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I'm talking about this website

  3. pixellanguage
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Provide the site url so I can check.

  4. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    He's talking about WordPress.org: http://wordpress.org/plugins/

  5. Please Add Screenshots
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Yes I am

  6. jether
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    you need to define a link can be a page or page custon I just test this insertion and worked wordpress version 3.9.1

  7. Please Add Screenshots
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    No I don't as I'm talking about THIS website, WordPress.org

  8. Because if you're a plugin developer with an approved, but unpublished plugin, it shows there too. So ... It needs you to be logged in to get the right list.

    Janky and silly, we know.

  9. Please Add Screenshots
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    1. Why has WordPress made it so that unlogged in visitors (regardless whether they're a plugin author or not) can't see the newest plugins? Simply what is the point?
    2. What does Janky mean?

  10. Janky means it's ugly, broken, silly, code.

    Unlogged visitors can't see newest because the newest code is tied in to your user role permissions, and non-logged in users have none.

    We KNOW it's weird, but the code is old and stupid and it's complicated to fix it so since it's really not a major issue, we leave it be as we work on a whole major rewrite of a lot of things.

  11. Please Add Screenshots
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    You missed out 'stupid'. And as the self proclaimed non plugin author representative I now declare it as a major issue.

    If I was an author I'd be a little pissed my new plugin isn't able to be viewed by non authors on the newest list.

  12. It's not a major issue, it's an annoyance. The basic quality of the search system in general is a major problem (the search is downright bad). I get not liking it, but it's still usable, and it's certainly not at all true that a new plugin isn't able to be viewed by non-logged-in-users.

    Again, it shows to logged in users. Like you and me. And the plugin does show up in searches. It's just one specific view is limited.

  13. Please Add Screenshots
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Not a major issue for you, I get that.

    The issue isn't anything to do with the search system rather the thinking for not, and refusal to simply stick a non conditional link in the sidebar to the newest plugins... That is either really stupid or really bizarre... Is it the same for themes?

    Again, I never said the new plugins are not able to be viewed. I said they can't be viewed on the newest list for non logged in users, as the list is invisible. That one specific view is sort of important... A newbie could be mistaken the repository is rarely updated with new plugins and to bad for the authors who would like a little help when they go to all their efforts in releasing a new plugin that helps newbies.

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