Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#5752 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Zero star rating on plugins details page (in WP, not web)

Reported by: zodiac1978's profile zodiac1978 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords: needs-patch


After clicking on the details link from the Yoast plugin in the plugin list table I get a strange behavior. Below the know 1 to 5 star rating there is an additional line with "0 stars", linking to

The link just shows all reviews.

On the web page it does not show this behavior:

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Details page showing non typical 0 star line (here in German website, therefore "0 Sterne")

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Change History (3)

3 years ago

Details page showing non typical 0 star line (here in German website, therefore "0 Sterne")

#1 @zodiac1978
3 years ago

@clorith already had some ideas how this happens:

That's very likely that weirdness where stars disappeared when something got flagged, so it has 0 as Metadata, I think it was fixed, but might have been a cache in validation kicked up some dust there

Might be worth a meta ticket, since that's on the api side, and not the direct functions dotorg uses to look up ratings (dotorg got better at handling separations and missing data, and I have a suspicion the same enhancements never made it to the api)

#2 @dd32
3 years ago

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

In this case, the issue is that a review from 2012 quite literally had 0 stars recorded against it.

I've fixed up that review and the UI should show correctly within a few hours.

To protect against this for other plugins (The ratings table has some bad data for 2012-2015 it seems, I can't correct it all retroactively) I've made a change to the library we use to exclude ratings that fall outside of the 1..5 range:

Ratings: Exclude any ratings counts that are not expected.

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