Bug report #5408

plugin registration confusing - no "New project" link

Added by Etienne Tourigny almost 8 years ago. Updated almost 8 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
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Pull Request or Patch supplied:No

Description

The instructions for adding a new plugin (at http://plugins.qgis.org/) say to register a new plugin at https://issues.qgis.org/projects/qgis-user-plugins , however this page does not include a "New project" link.

The work-around is to go to the root project page (https://issues.qgis.org/projects) and create a new top-level project, which someone will move under "User Plugins" project.

This is confusing because
1) No "New project" link on the page where it is expected
2) Author can hesitate to create a new top-level project (as happened to me)

Solution would be to update the link and docs, or simply add a "New project" link in the "User Plugins" project.

History

#1 Updated by Alessandro Pasotti almost 8 years ago

user etourigny has now edit rights, you can log into
http://plugins.qgis.org/admin/
and fix this in the plugins.qgis.org website.

#2 Updated by Etienne Tourigny almost 8 years ago

Thanks

however, I am not sure what to write there. For my own project (Loop Visible Layers), I can create a subproject (because I am manager) and I can also set is a a subproject of "User Plugins" (but I'm not sure this option was available when I created it initially or appeared after someone made my project a subproject or "User Plugins").

Would it be possible to allow anyone to create a sub-project of "User Plugins"? That would be the simplest way to fix this.

#3 Updated by Alessandro Pasotti almost 8 years ago

This is a bug in redmine, which is a different application from plugins.qgis.org.

Please move the bug there (sorry I can't find the tracker for qgis redmine now).

IIRC this bug has been filed several time in the last year, no solution so far.

What I suggest you is to improve the documentation in the home page of the website here:

this is the entrypoint for editing the (home) page

http://plugins.qgis.org/admin/flatpages/flatpage/1/

but you can also add new pages and link from there or add menu items.

#4 Updated by Etienne Tourigny almost 8 years ago

I have updated the documentation and created bug #5414 for redmine. This bug can be closed (I can't do it).

#5 Updated by Alessandro Pasotti almost 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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