WordPress.org Plugin Search? Not Working. (3 posts)

  1. jaroat
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi -

    Can anyone tell me how the WordPress.org Plugin Search (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/) works?

    Amongst others, i recently released my "YAPB Sidebar Widget" plugin (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/yapb-sidebar-widget/) which can't be found via "yapb" (which is a relatively unique keyword imho) or any given permutation of the words [yapb, sidebar, widget]. All those words appear multiple times in the main php file of the plugin and the provided readme.txt.

    Same story for my "jp-admin-stylish-blue" custom admin color scheme - No way to find it now. BUT it was previously found in searches like "custom color scheme" or "admin blue". If you search now: No chance to find it even if you know it's name, function, whatever.

    Funny thing: If i search on google for "yapb sidebar image", the according plugin page on WordPress.org appear on first position.

    What i can do that my plugins may be found over that search?

    Frustrated from Salzburg,


  2. jaroat
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Sorry for that previous flaming, but that's still an topic.

    I do understand that the plugin repository isn't a listing site, but shouldn't it at least be possible to find a plugin if you already know it's name?

    Could someone explain which fields of the plugin description get actually searched so i may adapt my readme or whatever?

    Thanks in advance and
    greets from Salzburg,


  3. Roy
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The whole searchfunction from WP.org isn't very good, perhaps they should Yahoo! for Google... I usually use Googles search site:www.wordpress.org/extend/plugins when I look for a plugin.


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