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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#19944 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Old plugins show up in search results

Reported by: scribu Owned by: nacin
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: WordPress.org site Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I thought that plugins which haven't been updated in two years no longer showed up in search results.

This doesn't seem to be the case:


The first result is the Extra Feed Links plugin, which hasn't been updated since 2009.

Change History (3)

#1 @nacin
6 years ago

That may be a consequence of exact string matches (the plugin gets bumped to the top manually). I can't find that plugin through other keywords.

#2 @nacin
6 years ago

This is indeed because it was an exact match.

Talked with Otto42, we're going to allow exact matches to show out-of-date results. It makes sense to us.

That said, this plugin *was* updated 17 months ago. It is hidden because the updated data didn't properly refresh at the time.

#3 @scribu
6 years ago

  • Milestone WordPress.org deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Ok, nevermind then.

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