Remove suggestions from plugin search results

Description

Removes the “suggestions” that some plugins insert in the plugin search inside of WordPress.

At the beginning of April 2019, some plugins have started to insert results in the plugin search of WordPress. This plugin helps you to hide these “suggestions”. If you install and activate this plugin the WordPress plugin search inside of your WordPress will only show the organic results and no promoted ones.

The most popular plugins that add these “suggestions” are JetPack and WooCommerce.

  • Version 7.1 of Jetpack added featured suggestions to plugin search results: “If a user searches for a plugin that has a feature that is already offered by Jetpack, the plugin will insert an artificial (and dismissible) search result into the first plugin card slot, identifying the corresponding Jetpack feature”.

  • Version 3.6 of WooCommerce added “Marketplace Suggestions”: “contextual mentions of official extensions that may be relevant to a customer”.

In the first version we hide the “suggestions” of Jetpack, WooCommerce and the tinyhelp project but we will add more as we notice them.

If you install a plugin that injects ads in the WordPress plugin search of your WordPress, please send it to us so that we can include it in the plugin. Please note that we can only hide these “suggestions” from plugins that have a filter to hide them. Just send us the plugin and we will have a look: send us an email.

What can I do with this plugin?

The plugin removes the “suggestions” that some plugins insert in the plugin search inside of WordPress.

System requirements

PHP version 5.6 or greater.

Remove suggestions from plugin search results Plugin in your Language!

This plugin has no user interaction and needs no translation of the plugin files.

Further Reading

You can access the description of the plugin in Spanish at: Ocultar las recomendaciones de la búsqueda de plugins | WordPress Plugin.

Contact

For further information please send us an email.

Screenshots

  • Plugin search with "suggestion" (before activating plugin)
  • Plugin search without "suggestion" (after activating plugin)

Installation

  1. First you will have to upload the plugin to the /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  2. Then activate the plugin in the plugin panel. There are no settings.

FAQ

Why did you make this plugin?

We made the plugin for the non tech-savy person that doesn’t know how to disable the “suggestions” by adding code to the functions.php file of the used chidl theme. This plugin is plug and play.

Does Remove suggestions from plugin search results make changes to the database?

No.

How can I check out if the plugin works for me?

Install and activate. Go to ADD PLUGIN and search for a plugin. There should be no “promotions” or “suggestions”.

The plugin search of my WordPress still shows adds from other plugins

We are very interested in knowing other plugins that insert these “suggestions” so that we can add a filter to this plugin to hide them. Please note that we can only hide these “suggestions” from plugins that have a filter to hide them. Just send us the plugin and we will have a look: send us an email.

How can I remove Remove suggestions from plugin search results ?

You can simply activate, deactivate or delete it in your plugin management section. Or you can delete the plugin through FTP.

Are there any known incompatibilities?

Please don’t use it with WordPress MultiSite, as it has not been tested.

Which PHP version do I need?

This plugin has been tested and works with PHP versions 5.6 and greater. WordPress itself recommends using PHP version 7.3 or greater. If you’re using a PHP version lower than 5.6 please upgrade your PHP version or contact your Server administrator.

Are there any server requirements?

Yes. The plugin requires a PHP version 5.6 or higher and we recommend using PHP version 7.3 or higher. The plugin has been tested with PHP up to 7.3.

Do you make use of Remove suggestions from plugin search results yourself?

Of course we do. That’s why we created it. 😉

Contributors & Developers

“Remove suggestions from plugin search results” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.1 (05/apr/2019)

  • First release.