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Allow for sorting/filter of plugin searches (4 posts)

  1. inspiredmind
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    When searching for plugins in a WP site (or in the WordPress.org repository, for that matter) a sort/filter systems seems to be sorely missing.
    If I am searching for plugins via the plugin installer on a wp site, there should be a way to:

    • Filter out results based on "Requires WordPress Version:" data (so I can filter out those not compatible with my current installation version).
    • Filter out results based on "Compatible up to:" data (so I can filter out those not compatible with my current installation version).
    • Filter and/or sort based on date plugin was last updated
    • Sort based on the "Downloaded:" (number of times) data
    • I also recommend that we have the option to display these three fields in the search results, in the same way we have the option to display "Version," "Rating," and "Description".

      From my point of view, I suggest these features be implemented in WordPress plugin install (most important, from my perspective), but also in the wordpress.org plugin repository.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Already discussed many, many, times on these forums.

    Short answer: It's on the ToDo list.

  3. inspiredmind
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Great. Thanks. I expected it must have been.
    I spent considerable time searching for other discussions, but found none. What search terms do you suggest I use?

    I'd like to see some of the discussion, as I am interested to know what has kept such an obvious feature from being implemented for so many years. And I'd like to know what, if any, time frame we're looking at for this.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 9 months ago #

    what has kept such an obvious feature from being implemented for so many years

    Lack of time, manpower & other resources.

    what, if any, time frame we're looking at for this

    Unknown. Basically, it will be implemented when those that are involved decide to implement it. wordpress.org is a huge network and small(er) changes (like this one) have to fit into a much larger picture of future development.

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