Support » Requests and Feedback » Why is the plugin & theme search on wordpress.org so poor?

  • thejasonparker

    (@thejasonparker)


    Please can someone improve the search result for plugins & themes on wordpress.org

    I can’t believe there is no way to filter the returned results to view new plugins, the last updated, most active installations, wordpress version, best and most rated.

    Why can’t we filter via any of the data elements on the right hand side of a plugin page like https://wordpress.org/plugins/elementor/

    Finding new plugins is pretty much impossible apart from wasting hours paging through hundreds of results.

    It seems really strange that there are plugins to improve searching on wordpress installations but this has not been implemented on WordPress.org

    Please, please, please fix this.

    Regards – Jason

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Moderator bcworkz

    (@bcworkz)

    Such features are being discussed, for example https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2753

    It doesn’t appear any fix is coming soon, but at least the need has been recognized and any progress is being documented.

    Yes, I’d like to see filtering to help get through the dozens of pages of results.
    “Show only results tested for your version of WP”
    “Show only free/OpenSource plugins”
    “Show only results with at least a _ star rating”
    etc.

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