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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#62 closed enhancement (fixed)

Show the amount of ratings in plugin list

Reported by: Daedalon Owned by: coffee2code
Milestone: Priority: low
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords:
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Description

Plugin list pages such as http://wordpress.org/plugins/search.php?q=custom%20taxonomy show the plugin's rating but not the amount of people who have rated it. The amount of ratings is relevant in differentiating reliable well-tested plugins from less tested ones. Users might also be more forgiving of a low rating for a plugin if there is only a single rating.

For one example of where this is used, please see http://www.amazon.com/s/keywords=wordpress+plugin, where the third result I see has * (24) and the fourth * (2). While the average ratings seem equal, the additional information of the amount of ratings can make all the difference: the former is far more likely to be well-tested with votes from people other than the author's friends, but when one is wanting to be among the first who find the next holy grail, the latter is obviously the better choice.

Change History (4)

#2 @Daedalon
6 years ago

Seems that the second paragraph was a victim of an odd Trac formatting error combining five consecutive asterisks/stars into one. Correction:

"...where the third result I see has * * * * * (24) and the fourth * * * * * (2)."

#3 @coffee2code
6 years ago

  • Owner set to coffee2code
  • Status changed from new to assigned

#4 @coffee2code
6 years ago

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

Implemented.

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