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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#1305 closed enhancement (fixed)

Popular tags shown at the add plugin page are useless

Reported by: mark-k Owned by: samuelsidler
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords:
Cc:

Description (last modified by netweb)

Migrated from https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/23393

It seems like it reports the popular tags plugin authors use. Right now the popular tags I get are "admin","post","widget", "Ajax","plugin","posts"... even "wordpress" is there.

I don't know if wordpress.org should simply automatically remove this type of tags, but how plugin authors tag their plugins is the least interesting information to the user. The user probably want to install a plugin which was installed by other people so tag popularity here should be by amount of downloads per tag. There are two SEO plugins in the most popular, but fro the tag cloud you might think that wordpress users are not interested in SEO

Change History (7)

#1 @netweb
4 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)

Restored original ticket formatting for improved readability.

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Reporter changed from chriscct7 to mark-k

#3 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch removed

Removing 'needs-patch' from components that are not open sourced yet, to help focus on tickets that actually need a patch.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #meta by ocean90. View the logs.


4 years ago

#5 @samuelsidler
4 years ago

  • Owner set to samuelsidler
  • Status changed from new to assigned

#6 @samuelsidler
4 years ago

The "Popular tags" link at the bottom of the page is visited somewhat often, but the tag cloud isn't. Going to remove the tag cloud and keep the link.

#7 @samuelsidler
4 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Fixed in [dotorg-11509].

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