I created this topic in order to give a feedback and also to get some opinions (other than mine).
This comes from a plugins user and also plugins developper.
I will only talk about the new search engine / search algorithm.
I think this recent enhancement has been made with a lot of good ideas / motivations, and it’s still the case as it is not over.
But the results aren’t really THAT awesome, I will try to explain properly :
If I understand well, the goal was to get search results with more relevance, but after some tests and also after reading some users/developpers feedback, the search results seem to be less relevant.
By searching a keyword, we will find a lot of irrelevant plugins (amazing plugins for sure, but not matching the users needs) only because they are popular and I think it is side effects of initials good ideas/motivations.
With this new search algorithm, it is like the Big Ones become bigger and the Small developpers are sent back in the search results and become smaller.
In my personnal case, I lost like 95% of my downloads because my plugins lost 3 or 4 pages of search results.
That’s why I wrote this topic, not to blame all those hard workers who built this amazing software WordPress, but in order to get some info, some tips or anything that could help us users and developpers.
For example :
– As a developper, How should we build our plugins/readme file to be efficient in the search results ? Is there some good practices about it ?
– As a user, How should we build our search keywords to get exactly what we need ? Are you planning to add some search tools like “Popular / New / Trending” ?
Thank you for reading my feedback, thank you for all your daily work and have a nice day.
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