Plugin Directory Chat Summary (8/4)

This is a summary of the PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Directory chat from August 4. (Slack log)

Attendees: @dd32, @samuelsidler, @Ipstenu, @webdevmattcrom, @obenland


  • Plan M6
    Two tickets left over from M5 were moved into M6, #1579 and #1691. To complete the favorite functionality #1811 was added, as well as three bug reports that should be fairly straight forward to fix.
  • Review community feedback
    We decided to postpone discussions on the two items with the most feedback, read more links and plugin cards, until @mapk can participate and give his input next week.
    Search is still in need of iteration. One of the things to do here is to go through the top search terms and compare them to see which results are better and how they can be improved. Another is adjust the algorithm based on user reports, which are being depended on to cover more cases.
    Showing categories on the front page instead of (or in addition to) curated sections was something that was thought about previously and is absolutely something that will happen. There are a lot of possibilities to mix it up, even things like “trending in [categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging.]”.
    We didn’t get to discuss “Making plugin author dashboard public and moving it out of `wp-admin`” before the end of the meeting, so that can be picked up in the meeting next week as well.

The next meeting is on Thursday August 11, 00:00 UTC.