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
This is something to keep in mind as we integrate the directory inside ClassicPress. Provide better search capabilities to help users find plugins and themes.
Since our focus is on our own directory integration, this petition will be closed as WP repo integration might eventually leave CP core. Our effort should be put into our own directory integration.
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