[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2753: Plugin directory search sorting and filtering

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#2753: Plugin directory search sorting and filtering
 Reporter:  tellyworth               |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement              |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                   |   Milestone:  Plugin Directory v3 -
Component:  Plugin Directory         |  Future
 Keywords:  ui-feedback needs-       |  Resolution:
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Comment (by gibrown):

 We had some discussion about this in the plugin dir meeting yesterday.
 Want to capture two potential options for how to do implementation:

 1. Use the new Jetpack search sidebar widget to provide faceted search and
 filtering on the search page:

 We'd also want to implement the appropriate sorting of results and
 redesign the layout of the page so it works on mobile.

 This is probably the easiest path since it uses a lot of already existing
 code.  An example of filtering and results is here:

 2. A React/JS app that let's users interactively refine their searches. I
 had build something like this in backbone a while ago
 elasticsearch-and-backbone-js/), but that wouldn't work very well here.
 Ideally this would be a flexible UI that could be used in other situations

 This would let us build a much more modern search interface: search as you
 type, fast responses to changes, etc. But it would also be a fair bit more
 work since it is all new development. Almost certainly needs some
 additional help.

 We would also need to iterate on the rest api a fair bit. The other
 benefit to building a great React/JS app here is that it could be reused
 in wp-admin where most users do their searching for new plugins. This
 would be a big benefit.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2753#comment:10>
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