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  • perthmetro

    (@perthmetro)


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

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  • perthmetro

    (@perthmetro)

    I’m talking about this website

    Rajan Shriwastava

    (@pixellanguage)

    Provide the site url so I can check.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

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

    perthmetro

    (@perthmetro)

    Yes I am

    jether

    (@jether)

    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

    perthmetro

    (@perthmetro)

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

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Because if you’re a plugin developer with an approved, but unpublished plugin, it shows there too.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.

    perthmetro

    (@perthmetro)

    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?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    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.

    perthmetro

    (@perthmetro)

    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.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    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.

    perthmetro

    (@perthmetro)

    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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