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Opened 7 months ago

Closed 7 months ago

Last modified 7 months ago

#3353 closed enhancement (invalid)

Search results

Reported by: tazotodua Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords:
Cc:

Description

Hi.
I just wanted to suggest to make the search query more exact.
for example, when you search
https://wordpress.org/plugins/search/wp+debug/
OR EVEN
https://wordpress.org/plugins/search/enable+wp+debug/

the search result includes quite irrelevant results.
There are not included the exact ones/phrases that user searches for.
For example, this plugin is not even included:

https://wordpress.org/plugins/enable-wp-debug-from-admin-dashboard/

I say this because I have met almost all time i make a search, as the ones (with phrase matched) are sometimes on 5 or 6th page (or even in not list).

i think you should have more advanced search, you are WP Devs, please take care of search platform too. thanks.

Change History (1)

#1 @Otto42
7 months ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

That plugin is not included in the search results because it was uploaded 7 hours ago (3 hours before your ticket) and it has zero active installs.

The search results give results that are "relevant" and most likely to be useful to the user. A plugin that was uploaded for the first time 3 hours earlier and which has no users has no track record of usefulness to go with it.

Time is a factor. Number of active users is a factor. Support forums and ratings and reviews are all factors as well. Plugins that have mileage on them, which have been well-tested and have good support behind them will always come ahead of brand new and untested plugins.

Last edited 7 months ago by Otto42 (previous) (diff)
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