[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #1692: Plugin search quality improvements

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#1692: Plugin search quality improvements
 Reporter:  tellyworth                           |       Owner:  tellyworth
     Type:  enhancement                          |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                               |   Milestone:  Plugin
Component:  Plugin Directory                     |  Directory v3.0
 Keywords:  dev-feedback needs-docs 2nd-opinion  |  Resolution:
  needs-testing                                  |

Comment (by nerrad):

 @gibrown thanks for the update.  So I've confirmed.

 - plurals return results
 - `series` is returning some relevant results now.
 - Seems to be better matching for exact plugin name matches.

 However, still seeing some odd results with some queries:

 If I search the term `event` the first page of results is relevant.
 However beginning on the second page some more irrelevant results appear
 to be creeping into the result.  There are a number of results that appear
 to have nothing to do with event management that are a head of plugins
 that do (and even have `Event` or `Events` in the name of the plugin.  For
 example Tickera, Events Maker by dFactory, Event Espresso 4 Decaf - Event
 Registration Event Ticketing, Import Eventbrite Events are all on the
 fourth page of results and below plugins like: All in One WP Security &
 Firewall, Collapse-O-Matic, DuracellTomi's Google Tag Manager for
 WordPress, Google Analytics Dashboard for WP, Max Mega Menu, and others.

 So it appears there still isn't enough weighting given to title/slug for
 the plugin - it's better, but there's still unexpected results coming
 ahead of others.

 I know search is hard and I appreciate the work that's been done to
 improve things, seems like we're getting closer to a great search tool :)

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1692#comment:84>
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