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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#23393 closed enhancement (duplicate)

Popular tags shown at the add plugin page are useless

Reported by: mark-k Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Plugins Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

It seems like it reports the popular tags plugin authors use. Right now the popular tags I get are "admin","post","widget", "Ajax","plugin","posts"... even "wordpress" is there.

I don't know if wordpress.org should simply automatically remove this type of tags, but how plugin authors tag their plugins is the least interesting information to the user. The user probably want to install a plugin which was installed by other people so tag popularity here should be by amount of downloads per tag. There are two SEO plugins in the most popular, but fro the tag cloud you might think that wordpress users are not interested in SEO

Change History (12)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
7 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Plugins
  • Summary changed from Popular tags shwon at the add plugin page are useless to Popular tags shown at the add plugin page are useless

#2 @ocean90
6 years ago

  • Keywords close added

I agree, wordpress as a tag is useless, same as plugins which include WordPress in plugin name *sigh*.
Otherwise I don't think the tag is completely useless. The tags are based on the plugins count, you can see the count on mouse over.

To see user's popular plugins there is the Popular tab.

#3 @mark-k
6 years ago

@ocean90, you address only the problem and not the suggested solution ;). I think tag cloud based on actual downloads will be an improvement over what is displayed now whether or not there is an even better method for users to find what he looks for.

#4 @helen
6 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 4.0

Investigating with #28673.

#5 @nacin
6 years ago

  • Type changed from enhancement to task (blessed)

This ticket was mentioned in IRC in #wordpress-dev by DrewAPicture. View the logs.


6 years ago

#7 @helen
6 years ago

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

Fixed in [29218], where we now show the "featured" tab by default.

#8 @ocean90
6 years ago

  • Keywords close removed
  • Milestone changed from 4.0 to Awaiting Review
  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Type changed from task (blessed) to enhancement

They are back with [29636].

#9 @helen
6 years ago

I've asked for them to be curated on the .org API side.

#10 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to WordPress.org

#11 @chriscct7
5 years ago

  • Milestone WordPress.org deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

#12 @SergeyBiryukov
5 years ago

  • Resolution changed from invalid to duplicate
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