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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#12696 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Add ordering support to plugins_api() when filtered on tag or search term

Reported by: apeatling's profile apeatling Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Plugins Keywords: plugins_api
Focuses: Cc:


It would be awesome if you could pass an ordering parameter to plugins_api() that would allow you to return a list of filtered plugins in a specific order.

I'd love to be able to use the API to return a list of the most popular / newest / recently updated plugins on the repo that contain the tag "buddypress".

Something like this would be awesome:

$plugins = plugins_api( 'query_plugins', array( 'tag' => 'buddypress', 'page' => 1, 'order' => 'popular' );

Even better, also allow search filtering:

$plugins = plugins_api( 'query_plugins', array( 'tag' => 'buddypress', 'search' => 'album', 'page' => 1, 'order' => 'popular' );

I'd be happy to implement this if I can get access to the API source on

Change History (14)

#1 @apeatling
14 years ago

  • Cc apeatling added

#2 @nacin
14 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Triage to site

Andy, you should have access to the API via your wporgdev sandbox.

#3 @sc0ttkclark
13 years ago

Did this get implemented?

#4 @boonebgorges
13 years ago

  • Cc boonebgorges@… added

#5 @Otto42
11 years ago

  • Component changed from site to Plugins
  • Milestone changed from to Awaiting Review

This wouldn't be terribly difficult to add to the API, but it's pointless until core supports doing it there and is able to request the ordering. So, moving to the plugins component.

#6 @ryan
10 years ago

  • Owner ryan deleted
  • Status changed from new to assigned

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by lgladdy. View the logs.

9 years ago

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9 years ago

#9 @tellyworth
9 years ago

Are there orderings other that popularity that would be useful? Which are most important?

#10 in reply to: ↑ description @Michael Arestad
9 years ago

@tellyworth It would be pretty useful to be able to order by date.

#11 @swissspidy
9 years ago

#30321 was marked as a duplicate.

#12 @swissspidy
9 years ago

See #30321: Ordering favorite plugins in alphabetical order would be very useful.

#13 @DrewAPicture
9 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Closing in favor of #meta1278.

#14 @DrewAPicture
9 years ago

  • Milestone set to
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