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Opened 16 months ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#3208 new enhancement

Find similar plugins

Reported by: schlessera Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords: 2nd-opinion


While discussing plugin compatibility for the `servehappy` project, it became apparent that there's no easy way right now to find alternatives for a given plugin.

The specific use case we were talking about is when you want to upgrade your WordPress installation to a newer PHP version, but you find out that one of your plugins is not compatible with that version.

It would be great to either have a "Related Plugins" section below each plugin, or have an optional search functionality to query for related posts instead.

The algorithm can take into account multiple factors, like name, description, tags, ... These should be compared in a weighted way, so that we can fine-tune the results.

Change History (6)

#1 @schlessera
16 months ago

Oh, I think "Similar Plugins" might be more accurate here.

"Related Plugins" -> add-ons related to a main plugin
"Similar Plugins" -> plugins solving the same problem

#2 @schlessera
16 months ago

  • Summary changed from Find related plugins to Find similar plugins

#3 @Ipstenu
16 months ago


  • #1729 - Plugin recommender
  • #2627 - Show alternatives on a closed plugin?
  • #2416 - Show autocorrect when few results
Last edited 16 months ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

#4 @Travel_girl
16 months ago

+1 for this idea

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-php by schlessera. View the logs.

16 months ago

#6 @tellyworth
16 months ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added
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