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  • Ticket #1692, comment 92

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    33>  I'd say the current state of plugin search is a big part of why plugins are so frustrating to users. 
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    5 I disagree with that statement.  At the time of Matt's SotW address which you linked to, I '''would''' have agreed.  However I actually believe the current search form at `wp.org/plugins` is actually ''very'' useful to users (admittedly without having any real-world data to back that up).  The changes that '''were''' made there helped things significantly both in presentation of results and the ability to choose which criteria to search on.  Personally I found those changes significant when looking for plugins (both in my WordPress backend dash and on WordPress.org).  Also, the fact that there was some parity between what I saw in my WordPress admin and the WordPress.org search was useful to me. 
     5I disagree with that statement.  At the time of Matt's SotW address which you linked to, I '''would''' have agreed.  However I actually believe the current search form at `wp.org/plugins` is ''very'' useful to users (admittedly without having any real-world data to back that up).  The changes that '''were''' made there helped things significantly both in presentation of results and the ability to choose which criteria to search on.  Personally I found those changes significant when looking for plugins (both in my WordPress backend dash and on WordPress.org).  Also, the fact that there was some parity between what I saw in my WordPress admin and the WordPress.org search was useful to me. 
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    77The concern I'm communicating in this case is that the gains obtained from the changes to search before the most recent work are being overlooked/lost here.