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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#15701 closed enhancement (fixed)

Search for plugins

Reported by: johnbillion Owned by:
Milestone: WordPress.org Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: WordPress.org site Keywords:
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From the Plugins -> Add New menu, searching for plugins sometimes gives odd results.

The most recent one I noticed is when searching for "Contact Form 7". The Contact Form 7 plugin shows up 16th on the list.

Suggestion: If a search term matches the name of a plugin exactly, that plugin should be top of the list. Or, more generally, the name of a plugin should be given more weight in results.

It looks like plugins which include the phrase "Contact Form 7" in their descriptions are being ranked higher than the plugin with that as its name.

Change History (4)

#1 @scribu
8 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to WordPress.org

#2 @elfin
8 years ago

I think this is related, searching for my plugin, eshop, brings up the following results for search by:

Relevance: 1-6 of 10 but only 6 shown.
Newest: 1-5 of 10 but only 5 shown, and eshop isn't among them
Recently Updated: 1-6 of 10 but only 6 shown.
Most Popular: 1-7 of 10 but only 7 shown
Highest Rated: 1-6 of 10 but only 6 shown.

#4 @Otto42
7 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Many changes have been made, this should be fixed for the most part.

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