Support » Requests and Feedback » Option to filter WP Plugin Dir. searches by recent update?

  • Resolved Toni

    (@tools4toni)


    It is disappointing to see plug-ins that have not been updated for 3-4-5 years…even 2 years, within the first couple of pages of 12 to 20 and more page search results. They should rarely be within the top search results. It is a disservice to hard-working developers.

    It would be very useful, efficient, and rewarding for active developers, to add weight to WordPress Plugin Directory search results in favor of recently updated plugins.

    I use a lot of plug-ins and no technical WP skills. So:

    – I restrict plug-ins I use to those that are maintained. If a plug-in hasn’t been updated in 2 years I won’t install it, if installed I will delete it.

    – I spend a lot of time searching for plug-ins. It is exciting and interesting to see what I can do with WP. But it can also be tedious, especially to find replacements for abandoned plug-ins.

    Thank you

    PS I can’t find the logic to the WP Plugin Directory search results in general. It is like a game show or the lottery: sometimes I pick lucky with searches terms and I can’t count on getting the same results twice.

    The same search term yields different results from within the WP install vs. the WP.org Plugin Directory vs 2 different installs.

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  • Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    The same search term yields different results from within the WP install vs. the WP.org Plugin Directory vs 2 different installs.

    No, it doesn’t. We only have one search engine. It gives the same results in WP installs that it gives on https://wordpress.org/plugins/. Same search engine, same results.

    yes please! And Otto’s resolve has nothing to do with the request. Also, sort by number of installs would be nice.

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