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Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 days ago

#21284 new feature request

Better New Plugin Filtering

Reported by: cbesett Owned by:
Milestone: WordPress.org Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords: close
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Currently trying to sort through available plugins by searching is quite laborious since there is no way to filter out things you don't want - such as plugins that haven't been tested with your version, haven't been updated in 100+ days, have a really low rating, etc. I'm constantly surprised at how many plugins i have to go through before i can even find one that is compatible with at least WP two versions ago much less the current one.

You should be able to filter on: Tested with current version, Rating of X+, Download at least XX, and so on to make it easier to find something you want.

And then column sorting after then by date added, date updated, rating, etc.

Change History (7)

comment:1 @SergeyBiryukov3 years ago

Related: #18821, #19520

Last edited 3 years ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

comment:2 @scribu3 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to WordPress.org

An even better approach would be if the search results were ordered automatically by all these criteria.

Anyway, this seems like a .org thing.

comment:3 @cbesett3 years ago

The real need is the Add Plugin area of the wordpress installation though. I agree better sorting at the beginning would be recommended.

comment:4 @alexvorn23 years ago

just search in google for the best plugin and the work is done, why to make it more complicated?

comment:5 @cbesett3 years ago

Because Google is not really good at determining how up to date something is.

comment:6 @nacin19 months ago

  • Component changed from Plugins to Upgrade/Install

comment:7 @swissspidy3 days ago

  • Keywords close added

The search results don't include very old plugins and uses different measures to have relevant search results.

In order to have filters like this, the plugin search API on WordPress.org would need to be improved. For this I recommend creating a ticket on https://meta.trac.wordpress.org. But I don't think this is really going to happen.

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