Plugin not showing up in search results
I’ve developed a plugin: Youtube Feeder
You might notice on that page, that there are no tags listed, nor is my profile link listed as the author.
When I search in the WordPress Dashboard for new plugins to install, I cannot find my plugin no matter what tags I search for; even the plugin name or my name.
It can’t even be found when searching WordPress.org for Youtube Feeder!
Here is the top section of my readme file:
=== Youtube Feeder === Contributors: awensley Donate link: http://andrewensley.com/youtube-feeder-wordpress-plugin/ Tags: youtube, video, videos, playlist, list, live, feed, livefeed, youtube-feeder, feeder, youtubefeeder Requires at least: 2.6 Tested up to: 3.0.1 Stable tag: 1.0.3 Allows you to embed a dynamic Youtube video feed anywhere on your WordPress blog.
Please help. Thanks.
double check your readme with the validator:
I should have mentioned in my initial post: I always run my readme through that validator before committing anything to the SVN.
Every time, I receive the message: “Your readme.txt rocks. Seriously. Flying colors.”
And the “Tags” and “Contributor” sections display the expected information.
If it’s a problem with my readme file, the validator isn’t catching it.
I’ll flag this up for someone to take a look at – but they have been working on the plugin directory and it may be minor glitch.
I’ve seen this on another plugin too. Can’t explain it yet. Still looking into it.
mdawaffe tells me it was a caching issue. The plugin should be displaying correctly now.
I see that the display is fixed on the plugin page. Thanks for fixing that. Unfortunately, it still doesn’t show in search results.
Is there just a delay in the fix extending to the plugin search, or is there another problem?
I believe you need to wait 24 hours or so for it to be properly indexed. If it doesn’t show by tomorrow, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
I waited 24 hours and my plugin still did not show up in search results. I e-mailed email@example.com yesterday at 7:52pm (CDT, GMT -05:00).
I have not received a response yet. I don’t mean to pester. I just want to make sure my e-mail didn’t get eaten by the spam filters or something.
My plugin still does not show in search results.
Try sending it again. Unfortunately, I’m not part of that team, so I can’t check on it for you.
Search on the plugins directory is handled by a sphinx instance, and it runs on its own schedule (not often, it’s heavy duty intensive). So it might take a week or more for a brand new plugin to show up. This is by design.
BTW, the display of the plugin has nothing to do with the search timing.
Otto, Thanks for the info. I didn’t mean to be impatient. I had no previous indication that it was supposed to take that long.
It might be a good idea to have that information displayed somewhere on the Developer Center page. Or maybe not; just a thought.
I’ll wait a couple weeks and post back here if there’s still a problem.
Hi again. It’s officially been two weeks, and my plugin still does not show in search results.
Actually, no, it shows up second in this search:
I dunno. The search is weird. I’ll take a look at it, but it is definitely in there.
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