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Opened 6 weeks ago

Closed 6 weeks ago

#7602 closed enhancement (worksforme)

Add priority to Favorited plugins when searching the "Add New" plugin interface via wp-admin/plugins

Reported by: flexseth's profile flexseth Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
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Description

I've always found it odd that I search for "Gutenberg" - and even though I have it favorited on WordPress.org/plugins (and I'm logged into W.org) - it doesn't show up as my top plugin to install in the search results.

Ticket opened to request the Dashboard Plugins search to prioritize my favorited plugins on WP.org/plugins

See https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7577?replyto=2#comment:1

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gutenberg favorite plugin.png (1.2 MB) - added by flexseth 6 weeks ago.
it's my faveee
gutenberg no favorite SERP.png (308.2 KB) - added by flexseth 6 weeks ago.
no favee love

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Change History (10)

@flexseth
6 weeks ago

it's my faveee

@flexseth
6 weeks ago

no favee love

#1 @Otto42
6 weeks ago

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

Look at the top bar on the second image there. Pick the favorites tab. Type in your name on wordpress.org there and it will show you your favorites.

#2 follow-up: @Otto42
6 weeks ago

Also, remember that your WordPress installation doesn't know who you are on WordPress.org. So until you tell it, there's no way for us to "prioritize your favorites" or anything of that sort for you.

#3 in reply to: ↑ 2 ; follow-up: @flexseth
6 weeks ago

Replying to Otto42:

Also, remember that your WordPress installation doesn't know who you are on WordPress.org. So until you tell it, there's no way for us to "prioritize your favorites" or anything of that sort for you.

What about the user flow:

  • User goes to Plugins install screen
  • if user is logged in to WP.org...
  • Plugins install screen fetches favorite plugins to be ready when they type in the search bar?

If I'm understanding what you are saying correctly.

Thanks as always for providing context, Otto.

#4 in reply to: ↑ 3 ; follow-up: @Otto42
6 weeks ago

You can be logged into wordpress.org all you want, but your WordPress installation is not. Your WordPress installation is its own site and it gets information about only itself from the cookies. It cannot access WordPress.org's cookies because it's a different site. There is no magic way to transfer that information.

The plugins API runs from the site not from your browser. It does not have information from your browser to include into that request unless you manually give it to it. And all we need is your username, your favorites are public information. They show up in your profile.

#5 in reply to: ↑ 4 ; follow-up: @flexseth
6 weeks ago

I mean what would it take to have your favorite plugins show up when you search for them? Feel like this isn't a stretch :)

Last edited 6 weeks ago by flexseth (previous) (diff)

#6 @flexseth
6 weeks ago

  • Resolution worksforme deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

#7 in reply to: ↑ 5 @Otto42
6 weeks ago

Replying to flexseth:

I mean what would it take to have your favorite plugins show up when you search for them? Feel like this isn't a stretch :)

It would need to know your wordpress.org username. And since if you use the favorites tab, you can type in a username and automatically get the listing of all your favorites, so it seems like having the search function return them preferentially too would be kind of pointless.

#8 @Otto42
6 weeks ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from reopened to closed
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