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Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#31192 new enhancement

Enable sorting of search results on "Add Plugins" admin page

Reported by: tayjes16 Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.1
Component: Plugins Keywords: needs-design
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:
PR Number:

Description

Searches on the "Add Plugins" page often return thousands of results in no particular order, making it very hard to find high-quality plugins (I generally end up having to use Google to hunt down plugins).

Often, plugins that are used by hundreds of thousands or millions of users are placed far below obscure, outdated, unmaintained plugins that are used by a few thousand people. It would be very helpful if there was a dropdown menu that enabled you to sort the search results by things like "Most Downloads", "Highest Rated", "Last updated", etc. This way, I could make sure that widely used, actively maintained plugins were at the top of my list, and quickly find what I need.

A great example search if you wish to see the type of problem I'm addressing is "Content Slider". The first page of results is populated by many unmaintained/low-quality slider plugins, and then when you get to the second page of results you find several actively maintained high-quality plugins with hundreds of thousands of users (Easing Slider, Meta Slider, etc).

Thanks!

Change History (15)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
5 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Plugins
  • Focuses administration added

#2 @lgladdy
5 years ago

Hey @tayjes16 - I think this is a great idea!

We're hoping to make plugin searching and installing nicer in WordPress 4.2 as part of #29820 and I'd love to include this, but I think we need some help from the WordPress.org API team to add support for sorting on the plugin information API which the search page uses.

@dd32 might be able to help with this, as based on the API docs at https://dd32.id.au/projects/wordpressorg-plugin-information-api-docs/ there is no support for a sort parameter!

Edit: There is already a ticket open to add sorting support to the API at #12696

Last edited 5 years ago by lgladdy (previous) (diff)

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5 years ago

#5 @DrewAPicture
4 years ago

#32958 was marked as a duplicate.

#6 @DrewAPicture
4 years ago

#31102 was marked as a duplicate.

#7 @DrewAPicture
4 years ago

#33456 was marked as a duplicate.

#8 @DrewAPicture
4 years ago

#21284 was marked as a duplicate.

#9 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

#38333 was marked as a duplicate.

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21 months ago

#12 @SergeyBiryukov
3 months ago

#44060 was marked as a duplicate.

#13 @SergeyBiryukov
3 months ago

#44873 was marked as a duplicate.

#14 @SergeyBiryukov
3 months ago

#47677 was marked as a duplicate.

#15 @SergeyBiryukov
3 months ago

  • Focuses ui added
  • Keywords needs-design added
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