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

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Wed Jan 11 18:16:47 UTC 2017

#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 gibrown):

 @awcode I'm not sure I would agree that none of the new results are
 relevant since at least a few of them are also on the old search page. For
 "data transport" the new results look ok-ish. It is a very niche and
 ambiguous term, but that is what makes it interesting to look at. The
 "data transport" plugins are kinda swamping out other results.

 I'm having a hard time figuring out what a good result would be though.
 What is your intention when using that search term? Is it public
 transportation? BTW, I think there is also a British vs American English
 aspect here as well. "transport" is not how I (as an American) would
 search for transportation plugins, but again that makes it interesting
 because it means that the language on the plugins is a bit different.
 "transportation" doesn't really do very well on the new search either...

 https://wordpress.org/plugins/transportersio/ (the only one that is really
 up to date and we should be )

 Seem like the best results, but all are getting pretty out of date. Kinda
 feels like an area where there aren't any good solutions.

 I do agree with you that the search is matching partial words too much.
 Planning to experiment more with that today to see if I can come up with
 some better solutions. Will play with this example some more.

 Thanks for the feedback.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1692#comment:130>
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