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

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Thu May 5 02:54:26 UTC 2016

#1692: Plugin search quality improvements
 Reporter:  tellyworth        |      Owner:
     Type:  enhancement       |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |  Milestone:  Plugin Directory v3 - M3
Component:  Plugin Directory  |   Keywords:
 We need some improvements to ElasticSearch relevance scoring, and possibly
 data storage and indexing, in order to produce better quality results.

 Some ideas for indicators of good quality results:

 * A search for a general term like "gallery" or "shopping cart" should
 favour plugins that have been updated relatively recently, are popular,
 and tested-up-to recent stable releases of WP.
 * A search for a plugin name, or partial name, that is relatively unique
 (such as "akismet" or "super cache"), should show that plugin as the top
 * A search for a partial plugin name that is somewhat generic (such as
 "contact form" or "wordpress seo") should show that plugin near the top
 result, provided it is recent and popular.
 * Plugins that are abandoned, have few active installs, or possible
 compatibility issues, should be ranked lower or not shown at all in search

 The approximate active install count, modified date, and tested-up-to
 version, are already indexed, and should go a long way towards ranking
 results appropriately.

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