Tips for WP MU Dev team

Hi all,

Here's some nitpicking from Amsterdam . Hope you can use it.

1. Hey, you're not a member

After you sign up for one year (and then cancel PayPal subscription) and install the Update Plugin, a big block of HTML with a video in it says "Become Member". Eh, that's just what I did.

2. Have another look at your search

Searching on your site is sometimes erratic. Two examples.

A. general search

Choosing https://premium.wpmudev.org/search/ or searching through https://premium.wpmudev.org/themes/ for a theme or plugin returns a search result that I know from the nineties :slight_smile: You make no distinction between NAME of the plugin/theme and the description.

This leads to long lists. For example, I forgot the name of the Easy Blogging theme/plugin and just typed Easy. You must use this word a lot, because only the 19th result gave me what I wanted

B. forum search

Try this: https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/search.php?q=pdf

If you click on results called Recent Posts ? all is fine. But don't click on Relevent Posts ? (how ironic that I am the one who is pointing out a typo, Relevant!) you get a general link to https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/

3. Dependencies

Would be great if you included some dependencies . I mean this: if you download Marketpress, show in a box what themes are great for Market Press.

Just my two cents.

4. Edit, yeah just did that

If you edit a post and click on Edit Post to edit your post, the only way to save this is to click on Edit Post. <strike>See screenshot:</strike> - it seems you can't upload a screenshot after an edit, another nitpick! Oops, the Strike code isn't working, another one :wink: Screenshot is here then: http://screencast.com/t/t8nZoVhw

5. Try to personalize your ads/suggestions

The upgrade plugin isn't quite intelligent. Just after I upgraded MarketPress, a big banner says
- Have you checked out the new upgrades to MarketPress and Membership?

Learn from Debian or any other repository :slight_smile: It should be easy to check out what versions your customer runs and respond properly :slight_smile:

Hope you can use this

Henk

  • DavidM
    • DEV MAN’s Mascot

    Hi Henk,

    Thanks again for your feedback and suggestions! You've brought up some good points here and I'll mention this thread to the team for further consideration.

    Regarding the Update Notifications message, there's really not a way to determine whether the site onto which the plugin was just installed belongs to a member or not. Though you can configure the settings to let the plugin know that you are a member.

    I'd also just like to mention, the search indeed could use some refinement, though we tend to rely on Google for searching the forums ourselves and it really does work very well.

    As an example, you could google "marketpress addons" and easily get to a thread with some MarketPress add-ons.

    Cheers,
    David

  • nelnehal
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    2. Have another look at your search
    Searching on your site is sometimes erratic. Two examples.
    A. general search
    Choosing https://premium.wpmudev.org/search/ or searching through https://premium.wpmudev.org/themes/ for a theme or plugin returns a search result that I know from the nineties :slight_smile: You make no distinction between NAME of the plugin/theme and the description.
    This leads to long lists. For example, I forgot the name of the Easy Blogging theme/plugin and just typed Easy. You must use this word a lot, because only the 19th result gave me what I wanted
    B. forum search
    Try this: https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/search.php?q=pdf
    If you click on results called Recent Posts ? all is fine. But don't click on Relevent Posts ? (how ironic that I am the one who is pointing out a typo, Relevant!) you get a general link to https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/

    yea the search function is not easy to use when digging for previous posts.

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