Plugin Info Card 5.1 Released With New Ratings Layout

WP Plugin Info Card 5.1
WP Plugin Info Card 5.1 Released

WP Plugin Info Card 5.1 is out, and it has a new feature: rating cards. Let’s go over what’s new in this release.

New ratings layout

Plugin Info Card with Ratings Cards
Plugin Info Card with Ratings Cards

A user-requested feature was to have some type of rating card that a user could display. After several design iterations, I settled on a bold star rating with the plugin’s icon front-and-center. There are some handy shortcuts at the bottom of the card as well.

The rating cards are designed to be equal height when in a column block or when separating slugs in the shortcode or block with commas.

Screenshots lazy loading is smarter

The screenshots block/shortcode is a nice way to showcase a plugin, but too often, the images are lazy-loaded all at once, slowing down the site and causing layout shifts.

Lazy loading has been reworked so that only the visible images are loaded in, and then the rest are added dynamically after they have finished loading.

This results in a snappier performance, even when throttled.

Backup options

Now when Plugin Info Card saves its plugin/theme information in a transient, it is also stored in an option as well. This is so that if the transient has expired, and the plugin/theme API errors out, there is some kind of backup.

While options are indeed more permanent than transients, this is a fail-safe and the options are clearable in the admin.

Conclusion

Plugin info Card 5.1 has some excellent new features, like the new Rating layout and screenshot fixes.

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Ronald Huereca
By: Ronald Huereca
Published On: on July 9, 2024

Ronald Huereca founded DLX Plugins in 2022 with the goal of providing deluxe plugins available for download. Find out more about DLX Plugins, check out some tutorials, and check out our plugins.

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