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Allow users to rate plugins more easily (e.g. inside WP-Admin)

  1. bradbox
    Member

    Enable users to rate plugins from inside the editor rather than having to go to wordpress.org

    This will help increase the number of user ratings.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  2. homasoover07
    Member

    Yes, this will be a lot better. The users will be able to rate the plugins easily and without hassle.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  3. nuopal
    Member

    yes, it will also give choice to new users to download the plugin on the basis of internal review system,
    and it will bring more chance to users to write reviews from their word press dash board.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  4. gfurnadzhiev
    Member

    12345

    Plugins are in the admin area.

    It is not a big problem for proficient user to visit a web site and vote if he/she want.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  5. Raaj Trambadia
    Member

    12345

    Agreed - users might not have a WP.org account and would definitely not want to sign up for one just for the sake of leaving a review.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  6. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Sadly thanks to spammers and abuse, the account is a requirement to prevent those things and enforce accountability.

    Too many plugin and theme devs as well abuse the system, making fake accounts. If we opened it up, they'd do worse. They used to :/

    While we'd love to, people have kicked over the corn flakes on this one too many times already.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  7. Vitor Madeira
    Inactive

    12345

    This is just a fantastic idea.

    When someone needs to go to wordpress.org searching for plugins, it is so strange to see that most of plugins have thousands of installs but the vast majority only get few tens (well, some get few hundreds, but that is really rare) of ratings.

    That is just not good. Something is not working well on the plugin rating scheme nowadays.

    It must be possible to create a solution to help increase a bit more the precious information that one needs to get when a search for a new plugin is on our way on the repository.

    I suppose that should be easy to integrate a “one click” solution so users could rate their installed plugins.

    I mean, some two to three days after the user had installed the plugin, a five star button (similar/the same that’s available on the plugin repository in wordpreess.org) would appear and let users click and rate, and then, the plugin rating would be updated in the repository immediately.

    (Eventually, a text field would open next, so the user could write some words regarding his/her opinion telling why had chosen to rate the plugin the way he/she rated on the stars button.)

    * FIRST QUERY: "Does the user had wordpress.org login?"

    * SECOND QUERY: Is this version of the plugin the same as the one available in wordpress.org?

    * THIRD QUERY: Has the user already rated this plugin?
    - If yes, show how many stars the user has rated.
    - If no, show a grayed five stars button so the user can rate the plugin and then opens a text field so the user can write a bit about his/hers opinions on why he/she rated the plugin the way he/she rated.

    This had got to be "easy"! it should be part of the WordPress core.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  8. perthmetro
    Member

    12345

    It doesn't help that plugin authors are allowed to vote on their own plugins. Having a 5 star rating with only the author's vote is stupid.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  9. bharatsthali
    Member

    Hi. Every marketplace site should offer their users the option to give feedback easily. This means that for a small suggestion, their feedback can help to improve them functionality in that category plugin. The plugin should make this listing last a limited time; this option should appear at the end of the 'create a plugin feeback' page.

    Posted: 3 months ago #
  10. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    The plugin and theme directories aren't a marketplace.

    Posted: 3 months ago #

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    This idea is under consideration