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Please Improve WordPress.org Search!

  1. Brian Hatano
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    WordPress.org must have one of the worst search engines remaining on the web. I can't tell you how long it takes for me to find the plugin I am looking for (although I probably don't need to as others must experience similar frustration).

    The "most popular", etc. options really don't help as they aren't a way of truly sorting relevant results.

    It usually takes about 10 searches over 2 months for me to find a great plugin, and this is largely because of the poor search capabilities on WordPress.org...

    Why not just use Google?

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  2. darknailblue
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    I agree - the search engine is absolutely awful. A Google custom search should be implemented. It would take almost no time to integrate.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  3. Mark / t31os
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    I agree, and work is ongoing now to improve the site, though i couldn't say how high on the todo list the search feature is..

    I personally just use google, it's better..

    I tend to do my searches in google like so..

    site:http://wordpress.org/support search terms
    site:http://core.trac.wordpress.org search terms
    site:http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins search terms

    And so on.. i always find what i'm looking for much faster that way..

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  4. gazouteast
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    At the very least, in the search results, include the last updated date and highest WP version compatibility so we don't need to open every plugin's page to find that info.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  5. Brian Hatano
    Member

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    Good idea with the custom search, Mark. Although, a well-customized advanced search on wordpress.org could be better than Google as the WordPress team has a better idea of what WordPress users are looking for in plugins.

    I've started implementing your tip.

    Cheers.

    Posted: 8 years ago #

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