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Opened 22 months ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#42981 new feature request

Sorting plugins and themes

Reported by: grumblenz Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9.1
Component: Plugins Keywords:
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:
PR Number:

Description

PLEASE - Sort themes and plugins into :

Premium
Fremium / Cripple ware
Free and fully functional
Not as described in the image (Pretty picture, preview looks nothing like it = Hours of work to make it look like the demo. I'd write a theme if I wanted the work)

Anything not updated in the last 12 months - "Abandoned" pile, not visible
Anything with ratings - Sort by rating - Under 3 - not visible
Not tested on latest WP version - not visible
Not tested on PhP 7 - not visible

Speed test rating - Google wants a 2 second load time for mobile. Let's have an apples for apples rating. 5 pages, 10 images, 1000 words and (say) Yoast, Wordfence, WooCommerce and 4 other common plugins.

I am sick to death of wasting hours on sifting this garbage - Make these 'Filters' and help everybody.

You tell us to update things for security reasons and some of us professionals do that.

Client sees a pretty picture then it turns into a nightmare for the above reasons and who has to fix it for free or spend hours looking for a replacement?

The login Username should not be the default Editor name. You've handed a hacker half the login.

Security - Set permissions to prevent malware spreading - in 2017, one client had malware uploaded to his site and it spread to all other sites and within site folders. WordPress should be containerised by default and SQL / Updates / changes should require 2 factor authentication to update anything (Just a 'secret password')

Yes, I know, experts can fix this. In reality, most people do not have the skills. I buy a tool and assume the manufacturer has designed it for Joe Public to use with inbuilt basic safety.

Last suggestion - A fork of WP for eCom with included carts, security etc. Google wants fast loading and WP struggles, so fork it to optimised versions :

Blogs
eCom
Membership
Versatile - Current version (as is)

and the revolutionary version - Offline. This is where the site is built offline and uploaded as a stripped down html5 flat file database version that is a speed demon static site. Lauyan.com looks promising.

Regards

Change History (2)

#1 @joyously
22 months ago

See https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2753 for Plugin directory search sorting and filtering.
The theme directory has https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1358 for filters, and already has theme tags which filter. Theme requirements used to mention that the screenshot should represent default option values, but that has been relaxed.

Security issues are unrelated.

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
7 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Plugins
  • Focuses ui administration added
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