Need a curated cross-ref between ideas and plugin repository

  1. converting2wp


    A lot of these ideas are closed as "plugin territory". However, saying a problem is solved by "numerous plugins" doesn't really help -- especially a few months later when some of the plugins the admin was thinking of are no longer supported.

    I know this whole problem is 1000% times harder than herding cats, but it'd be wonderful if something like the following happened:

    1. Somehow, somewhere create a table that links ideas to plugins.
    (i.e. so someone who finds an idea that matches a problem they are trying to solve can find links to relevant plugins)

    2. Create a similar table for "pluggable" ideas for which no current, up to date plugin exists.
    These could be ideas that are just one offs that haven't been coded yet.
    Allow people to vote for these ideas and provide a "most requested" plugin list that might guide developers.

    3. When an idea is marked as "pluggable", the admin making that decision can either -
    a. Know of specific, up to date plugins that apply -- add those to the list in #1 related to this idea
    b. Just "know" that the idea is a reasonable area for a plugin developer to tackle - and add it to the list in #2

    4. Have some sort of automated system that goes through the plugins in list 1 and moves the related ideas to list 2 when the plugins in question no longer support the current version of WP. Alternatively (or in addition), copy the ideas to the list in #2 in a specially marked category ("there may be a solution - check list 1") when the plugin was last updated long enough ago that WP has undergone some number of upgrades. This would flag plugins that may have been orphaned.

    5. When a plugin is submitted to the repository, include a way for the author to mark which ideas it addresses and update list #1.

    I'm sure there are many difficulties that I'm glossing over -- but my experience in trying to find current plugins for relatively simple (and eminently pluggable) features has been frustrating so I'm dreaming big.

    Thanks all, for the core, the plugins, the themes and the whole ecosystem.

    [Another related idea can be found here:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic/pay-for-plugins-and-themes-extends-downloads-right-from-your-wordpressorg ]

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  2. Papawaya

    You raise some good points and highlight many of the problems that evervone faces and gets frustrated about...

    After thought,...I believe we should maybe move to a yearly fee for access to the plugin repository.... that access fee would provide money to pay for a proper system of cataloging, searching,rating, feedback (Amazon style??) , and updating in various languages, and also provide a better way to show off developers .....it could also be used to commision plugins that were most requested or even give rewards to developers..... of course the fees need to be properly accounted for and there maybe needs to be a team reporting to MM ???

    Plugins are in affect the veins and blood that flow around the WordPress core and I think that paying a membership fee to have access to so many is a bargain in view of the return and the promise of a better system ...

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  3. rdohms

    This plugin allows you to show a list of twitter users who tweeted a selected text. It can be used to list people who support your cause for example.

    This plugin allows you to build a list of twitter users who tweeted a selected text and display it in a page on your blog.

    Say for instance you are working with a charity, let's say Charity:Water and you want to show a list of people who have been speaking about it on twitter. You can go ahead and create a query based on "#charity:water" for example. The plugin will then search for people who have tweeted this and begin building a list of them. By adding a tag to you page the plugin will then render a pretty list of all users, their pictures a links back to their twitter accounts.

    This can be use in various situations, it only depends on how creative you get with your queries.

    This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


    1. Upload and unzip in /wp-content/plugins/ directory
    2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
    3. Place correct tags in your pages (See settings page for instructions)


    • Search functionality
    • ShortCode List functionality


    • Possible to exclude users from list
    • New internal structure
    • Force update of authors


    • Better CSS rules and HTML in list
    • More information in settings page about scheduled updates
    • Option to clear authors table
    • Cache expiration in 15 days (refreshes user data)
    • Making Tweet search go back to the max results (1500 tweets)

    To Do

    See: http://github.com/rdohms/Tweester/issues

    Posted: 6 years ago #
  4. holocoustine

    To display time for breaking fast in Malaysia for Ramadhan 2011.

    Waktu berbuka displays the date and time of breaking fast for the month of Ramadhan of 2011. If you found any bug, please report to us at http://labs.kay.my/wordpress/waktu-berbuka/

    1. Upload waktu-berbuka folder and sub files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
    2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
    3. Drag the widget onto the sidebar where you want it on the Sidebar Widgets page in your WordPress admin.
    4. Enter your location details into the widget settings on the Sidebar Widgets page in your WordPress admin.

    Is it available for worldwide?

    Nope.. currently it is only available for malaysian time only... :D:D


    • Fix css and UI issues.


    • Update database for 2011 data.
    Posted: 6 years ago #
  5. converting2wp


    Okay, so it's not core.

    So where's the appropriate place to talk about the plugin repository?

    Again, it's a great ecosystem -- but can be maddening.

    Posted: 5 years ago #

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