WordPress.org

Making WordPress.org

Opened 9 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#2797 reopened enhancement

Plugins: Suggest related plugins when the current plugin hasn't been updated in two years

Reported by: gibrown Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords: ui-feedback 2nd-opinion
Cc:

Description

There is currently a banner on any plugin that hasn't been updated in two years. We should be able to add related plugins to this section to guide the user in a better direction.

https://cldup.com/rxgfEgMSiu-1200x1200.png

This is for: https://wordpress.org/plugins/email/ (chosen randomly)

This screenshot also shows a "Search for other plugins." link which just links to the search page at https://wordpress.org/plugins/search/email/ (just using the plugin's slug as a search string). Not great, but it is easy. Eventually we could have a page at /plugins/SLUG/related that we link to instead.

This search link could use some CSS/Design help/ideas/language.

The algorithm for related plugins isn't figured out yet (the above screenshot was hard coded with plugin IDs selected based on search), but this should be a pretty easy query to build.

The downside to this approach is that it pushes the main plugin down the page a lot, but by reusing the existing search cards it is pretty easy to implement.

Change History (4)

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


9 months ago

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


3 months ago

#3 @tellyworth
3 months ago

  • Milestone Plugin Directory v3 - Future deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

#4 @gibrown
3 months ago

  • Resolution maybelater deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

@tellyworth I think we should leave this open. The screenshot is from a patch I have where I hardcoded the results. Now that JP Search code is live it should be pretty easy to add an algorithm to power the UI and get this live (once I can get back to working on .org). I'm hoping to get this live by the end of the year.

Some discussion on the UX or whether there are problems with this approach would be great though.

Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.