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#1496 new defect

Plugin Search: Search by translated plugin name

Reported by: SergeyBiryukov Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords:
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Description

I've translated my Allow Cyrillic Usernames plugin's title into Russian. So far so good.

However, when I search by the translated plugin name in the directory, there's only one unrelated match (Pro Related Post Widget).

This would be confusing and unexpected for users. It raises the question of whether translating or transliterating plugin names is a good idea. I think it might be, as long as users can find the plugin by a translated name.

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meta-1496.png (84.2 KB) - added by SergeyBiryukov 2 years ago.
meta-1496-2.png (123.4 KB) - added by Ipstenu 19 months ago.

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Change History (21)

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2 years ago

#2 follow-up: @samuelsidler
2 years ago

So... this should be working in the new directory, but doesn't appear to be. You can play around here.

#3 in reply to: ↑ 2 @SergeyBiryukov
2 years ago

Replying to samuelsidler:

You can play around here.

I can't even find the plugin by the original name there :-/ See meta-1496.png.

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2 years ago

@Ipstenu
19 months ago

#5 follow-up: @Ipstenu
19 months ago

This seems to be working now @SergeyBiryukov ?

#6 in reply to: ↑ 5 ; follow-up: @SergeyBiryukov
19 months ago

Replying to Ipstenu:

This seems to be working now @SergeyBiryukov ?

comment:3 appears to be fixed, but the initial issue of searching by a translated plugin name is still relevant.

#8 in reply to: ↑ 6 @SergeyBiryukov
18 months ago

Replying to SergeyBiryukov:

comment:3 appears to be fixed

Hmm, search only works in the English directory at the moment, probably because of #2425:

#9 @SergeyBiryukov
15 months ago

Searching by the original name appears to works as expected now in both English and Russian directory.

Searching by the translated name only works in Russian directory:

Given that the English directory only displays the original name, I think that's fine (although it would be great to have a consistent search behaviour on English and local directories).

However, searching by the translated name from WP admin with Russian locale still doesn't work: "No plugins match your request".

Last edited 15 months ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

#10 @Ipstenu
15 months ago

  • Summary changed from Search by translated plugin name to Plugin Search: Search by translated plugin name

#11 @ocean90
15 months ago

#2812 was marked as a duplicate.

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14 months ago

#13 @yoavf
12 months ago

One more example:

Searching for transliterated Woocommerce "ووكومرس" on https://ar.wordpress.org/plugins/search doesn't return "WooComerce" but another plugin that has "ووكومرس" in its tags.

#14 @gibrown
12 months ago

Thanks @yoavf

It looks like the problem here is that there are no translations for WooCommerce coming through Jetpack onto WP.com.

I'm not sure why. I know these were working at one point and I thought this ticket had even been closed.

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10 months ago

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

#19 in reply to: ↑ 17 @SergeyBiryukov
8 months ago

Replying to tellyworth:

This looks to be vastly improved as of [6198].

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