Annoyingly when searching for a plugin the results filter as you type - normally this is a plus BUT the repo cannot find anything that’s not 100% named forcing you to type the whole name, but, what if you don’t know the name.
Get rid of this function for now and build something better asap.
Read-only archive: https://petitions.classicpress.net/posts/31/remove-the-auto-complete-of-the-search-string-on-the-plugins-page
Author: Lee Rickler
Vote count: 7
Anyway I saw that search for terms and use a ranking system based on votes/comments so is not using only the word.
This depend on the plugin, do you have any example?
~ posted by Daniele Scasciafratte
I agree that the autocomplete is annoying, but, then again, the internal search is near useless anyway unless you type in a developer’s .org handle. All the bigger plugins have “optimized” their readmes to get picked up for virtually every phrase and keyword of any importance.
~ posted by John
It seems you are referring to “auto-complete” of the search string, right? Could you update the title of your petition please?
It’s not about auto-updating the plugins via the installer, right?
I fully agree with the request, though, the auto-complete search string is really bad as a user experience. The whole plugin search is bad as it doesn’t found a lot of plugins that are there.
~ posted by David Decker