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Opened 22 months ago

Last modified 3 weeks ago

#1496 new defect

Plugin Search: Search by translated plugin name

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


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 16 months ago.
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Change History (17)

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

21 months ago

#2 follow-up: @samuelsidler
16 months 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
16 months 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.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #polyglots by sergey. View the logs.

15 months ago

10 months ago

#5 follow-up: @Ipstenu
10 months ago

This seems to be working now @SergeyBiryukov ?

#6 in reply to: ↑ 5 ; follow-up: @SergeyBiryukov
10 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
9 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
6 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 6 months ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

#10 @Ipstenu
6 months ago

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

#11 @ocean90
6 months ago

#2812 was marked as a duplicate.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #polyglots by sergey. View the logs.

5 months ago

#13 @yoavf
3 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
3 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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3 weeks ago

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