[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #46763: Improve plugin search results with already active plugins

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#46763: Improve plugin search results with already active plugins
 Reporter:  joostdevalk            |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement            |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                 |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Plugins                |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                 |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-design-feedback  |     Focuses:  ui, administration

Comment (by jb510):

 On the topic of active vs installed but inactive plugins.

 As currently concievied it sounds like the content of the promoted result
 card would come from PHP code added to the plugin.  Therefore, it’s only
 available to active plugins.

 Honestly I think limiting this to active plugins seems reasonable, however
 I’d rather see the information that drives those promoted result come
 directly from .org, the same way search results do, not from the plugin’s
 active code.

 One way to do this would be similar to what @mdwolinski mocked up above.
 Put this information in the plugin comment block or in the readme.txt.
 That has the added value of being transparent and easier to audit/police.

 Something like (I’m making up links typing on a mobile device):
 Installed Search Tags: xml sitemap [/admin.php?page=wpseo_xmlsitemap],
 open graph [/admin.php?page=wpseo_opengraph]

 this could be limited to a reasonable number of terms per plugin, perhaps
 5 tags per plugin, or limited to the same tags used as search terms.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/46763#comment:44>
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