Using the Plugin search with filters…

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  • #3327166

    nampara17
    Member

    It would be very useful to be able to search and sort wordpress.com plugins for the (1) top downloaded (2) top rated (3) top installed with filters for sorting.

    At the moment you can list the ‘popular’ plugins, but this is open to interpretation and needs to be able to filtered and sorted (as most other sites have)

    Other filters would be useful such as:

    1. Filter by number of downloads (e.g. > 100, 1000, 10000, etc.)
    2. Filter by rating/reviews (> 2, 3, 4, or 5 stars and/or number of reviews)
    3. Filter by number of installations (as above with criteria)
    etc…

    Also to be able to ‘sort’ these results.

    Seems unfair to new authors at the moment that they will not get noticed as the current system favours ‘popular’ (whatever that means) – some great developers have wonderful plugins but because they are new they do not get so noticed.

    Quite tired of seeing the same old plugins and only ‘by accident’ coming across some real gems because they do not have enough reviews or downloads yet.

    The blog I need help with is jonathancamp.com.

    #3327234

    Hi there,

    Is this in reference to another site that you own? Because jonathancamp.com is connected to a premium plan which does not allow the installation of plugins.

    Plugins can only be installed on WordPress.com if you have the Business Plan Upgrade:

    https://wordpress.com/business/

    They are usually used for WordPress.org installs which run on different software.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    If you have any questions or comments regarding plugins on a self-hosted site, you can post in the WordPress.org forums:

    http://wordpress.org/support/forums

    For more information on plugins on WordPress.com, please visit our support page:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/

    Let me know if you have any other problems or questions.

    Cheers,

    #3328204

    nampara17
    Member

    That was not my question – has nothing to do with my site. This is to do with wordpress site… As per the question above if you read it.

    This relates to the wordpress plugin search on wordpress site as I stated:

    It would be very useful to be able to search and sort wordpress.com plugins

    #3328318

    Good morning –

    There’s only a handful of WordPress plugins that are incompatible for use on WordPress.com.

    The best place to search is https://wordpress.org/plugins/ and from there you can see how many active installations there are, reviews and ratings, etc…

    I hope that helps.

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