A remake of the Plugins Directory

  1. hundsim

    Today there are 3,659 plugins available at the plugin repository. That's a striking number, but I'm a afraid that a majority of the users are missing out on all the goodies that you can find there. Or rather - cannot find there.. Because right now it is just impossible searching for a plugin without the help of Google.

    I would like MANY more ways of sorting and filtering out the endless list of plugins than just by tag.

    I think much of the success and the future of WordPress lays in the huge developer base that contributes and complements WordPress' shortages, please don't stop this force.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  2. kathasuno

    I assume that there's some hit in speed for every plug-in loaded/activated; just like Firefox & its extensions.

    A new generation WP needs to include features like Google Sitemaps, anti-spam blocks (Akismet exists but how about Bad Behaviour?) and a better comment form.

    The only way to build popularity is to drop a need to download a whole slew of extenders to get the basic features working.

    If there's a Selection Competition it should be (a) based on the most popular (measured by download) plugins ever and (b) that have been updated to take advantage of each milestone WP release.

    WP is open-source so adding more contributors to the author list shouldn't be a hassle :)

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  3. justderek


    I want to chip in a wholehearted "what he said" re: hundsim's original post. As it stands, looking for plugins takes way, WAY too long because there is no way to sort the search results by date, rating, downloads, relevance, etc.

    I'm really hoping that WP3 is going to address this.

    Posted: 8 years ago #

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    Good idea! We're working on it