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Opened 2 years ago

Closed 18 months ago

#6114 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Excluded/not-displayed tags get returned in API & used for search

Reported by: dd32's profile dd32 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords: 2nd-opinion
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Description

If a plugin has a tag of super-unique-plugin, we don't show that on the plugins page, we only show tags that are used by more than 1 plugin.

However, these unique tags are still included in the search index & also returned in the API responses.

Questions:

  • Is this a problem?
  • Should we be excluding these tags from search?
  • Should we be excluding these tags from the API response to WordPress?

Change History (3)

#1 @Otto42
2 years ago

Gonna say no, generally speaking? Would need an example of this being a problem. I mean, it might be exploitable in some way, but if so, it's very minor.

#2 @dd32
2 years ago

It was more of for consistency.

I was asked "Why are these tags in my readme not showing up on WordPress.org?".

The tags were typo's of their plugin name so as to rank in search for those terms, which worked, ranking them ahead of plugins which had those phrases in their readme for non-typo purposes (ie. it wasn't a typo to pluginB, but it was a typo for pluginA).

I don't care much about search, but I think I'd prefer to have the tag list displayed on the site and what's shown inside WordPress sync'd together.

#3 @dd32
18 months ago

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