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

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Sat Apr 6 03:52:28 UTC 2019

#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 JarretC):

 Perhaps the plugin author should do a better job of explaining what
 features their plugin does offer so that the user doesn't have to go
 searching in the first place? Or if your plugin has that many features,
 maybe it has too many and needs to be broken up into multiple plugins?
 This "enhancement" will only tell current and future plugin devs that they
 should no longer create plugins geared toward specific ideas but to just
 create one plugin and add many things to it.

 Why would developer Bob create "Bobs Forms" and "Bobs SEO" when he can
 just create "Bobs Plugins" and incorporate both of them into one plugin? 6
 months down the road, he can build backups into the plugin, throw a
 notification into the dashboard and use his already current plugin
 userbase to freely advertise. Meaning that somebody that has put in their
 time to develop a plugin specific to backups, loses out on a potential
 user as that user would never search for a backups plugin in the first

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/46763#comment:46>
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