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Closed 3 weeks ago

Last modified 3 weeks ago

#4930 closed defect (invalid)

WordPress Plugin Directory not showing relevant results

Reported by: sslzen Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: high
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords:
Cc:

Description

Hello. When searching for SSL and HTTPS in wp plugin directory I'm seeing irrelevant as well as plugins with a lower rating, lower active install counts, lower support tickets resolved ranking above my plugin.

My Plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ssl-zen/

Before asking for help, I thought I'd read https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/browser/sites/trunk/wordpress.org/public_html/wp-content/plugins/plugin-directory/libs/site-search/jetpack-search.php and see how the plugin directory works and in this case it doesn't seem to be following the algorithm.

Case 1: W3 Total Cache
The plugin is ranked #3 for SSL.

  1. The Title, Slug, Excerpt or tags do not mention SSL

Case 2: WP LetsEncrypt – ONE CLICK single / wildcard Free SSL certificate & force HTTPS
The plugin is ranked #4 for SSL versus my plugin which is ranked #6

  1. The plugin has 1,000+ active installs compared to SSL Zen's 10,000 active installs
  2. The plugin has a rating of 4.5 compared to SSL Zen's 4.8 rating
  3. The plugin has 11/13 support issues resolved, compared to SSL Zen's 3/3 support issues resolved

FYI, my plugin was ranking #2 for SSL for as long as I remember and recently moved to #6

Change History (2)

#1 @Otto42
3 weeks ago

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

The description for all those plugins contain the word "SSL". The entire readme is included in searches, not just "Title, Slug, Excerpt or tags".

#2 @sslzen
3 weeks ago

How about case #2? It doesn't follow the rules laid out in the algorithm. What am I missing?

Case 2: WP LetsEncrypt – ONE CLICK single / wildcard Free SSL certificate & force HTTPS
The plugin is ranked #4 for SSL versus my plugin which is ranked #6
The plugin has 1,000+ active installs compared to SSL Zen's 10,000 active installs
The plugin has a rating of 4.5 compared to SSL Zen's 4.8 rating
The plugin has 11/13 support issues resolved, compared to SSL Zen's 3/3 support issues resolved


The description for all those plugins contain the word "SSL". The entire readme is included in searches, not just "Title, Slug, Excerpt or tags".

The code says that if a plugin title and tag match the search term, it's prioritized over other plugins, that doesn't seem to be the case in W3 Total Cache.

array(
'multi_match' => array(
'query'  => $args['query'],
'fields' => $boost_title_fields,
'type'   => 'best_fields',
'boost'  => 2,
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