[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #1574: Search

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Wed Mar 2 14:38:46 UTC 2016

#1574: Search
 Reporter:  obenland          |       Owner:  tellyworth
     Type:  enhancement       |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by joemilesxibo):

 I'd agree with this - it appears random at the moment.

 Perhaps there could be options like Amazon search results where they have
 a drop-down menu with 'popularity' and 'rating' as options to sort by.

 Replying to [comment:3 dustycat]:
 > I'd like to see the whole search interface improved
 > e.g. when I am looking for plugins and have entered a search term, the
 results list is in a random order as far as I can tell.  If I click on
 'Featured' or 'Popular' etc in the menu, my search term is lost and I am
 shown ALL plugins, not just ones relating to my search term.
 > So I'd like to see either that the 'Featured', 'Popular' etc can be
 searched within OR that once I have searched for a term, I can sort the
 results by star rating, number of downloads, last updated etc.  That's got
 to make life easier than ploughing through 10 or more pages of results
 trying to find the 5* plugins.
 > Also, is there a way of making the plugin support forums more
 searchable?  At the moment, when you go to the Support tab for a plugin,
 you can only see support tickets in reverse chronological order.  We are
 warned to search to make sure we aren't opening a duplicate ticket, yet
 there isn't a way to search from that page.  Going over to the support
 forum and trying to search there is nigh on impossible because you can't
 filter search results to only show the plugin that you are having problems
 with.  Yes, you can try putting 'Plugin: plugin name' as part of your
 search criteria, but you still end up with potentially hundreds of
 irrelevant results.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1574#comment:4>
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