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  • It would be really nice if we could have some filtering and sorting options for the plugin directory. For example, let’s say I do a search for CSV Import (or anything else). It would be nice if I could sort the results as follows:

    * By Tested With (e.g., 5.3 and above)
    * By Active Installs (e.g., 1,000 and above)
    * By Average Rating (e.g., 4.5 and above)
    * By Number of Ratings (e.g., 50 and above)
    * Last Date Updated (e.g., 1 month ago and sooner)

    Perhaps also Date Created and/or Plugin Author

    Then, it would also be nice if we could sort the results:

    * Alphabetically
    * By Update Date
    * By Number of Ratings
    * By Average Rating
    * By Tested Version
    * By Active Installs

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  • Personally, I prefer filters / sorting options over algos for many applications 🙂

    These forums are not the right place for suggestions like that though, since the developers who need to write the code for that to happen do not actively monitor the support forums.

    You can outline a proposal here:
    https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/newticket

    Thanks — I’ll post over there.

    Btw, I’m not sure what you mean by filters/sorting over algos. Do you mean the search research based on algorithms?

    I mean the order of the plugins in (internal) search (and which plugins are displayed), gets determined algorithmically.

    While algos are totally awesome, there are some limitations to that approach.

    Filter and sorting options are more empowering to the user.

    Considering that WordPress serves a VERY large user-base with differing needs, I personally believe that a filter / sorting approach provides a better user experience (among other things).

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