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WordPress Plugins Directory Search no longer “sucks”

| February 22, 2009 | 1 Comment

I just received an email from Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress, letting me know that the “Plugin search no longer sucks”.¬† I was so excited that I didn’t even notice the typo he later reported on Twitter.

According to the official WordPress site, WordPress Plugins directory search is no longer a big mess, and can actually help you find the plugin you’re looking for. Last week I think I did a search for “video” and got results like contact form, social bookmarking, etc. and had to resort to a Google search. But now the search brings up much better results and is a great resource.

WordPress improved the search using Sphinx (a “free open-source SQL full-text search engine”) to power the search from the plugins directory and from your blog’s admin area (Plugins>add new)

All I can say, is, give it another chance and you may just find a great plugin from the 4,245 available.

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About Rebecca Markowitz: Rebecca Markowitz has built over 50 WordPress sites for clients as Web Project Manager and WordPress specialist at illuminea. illuminea is a Jerusalem-based boutique web agency. WPGarage shows my dedicated relationship with WordPress over the years - full of love, laughs, tears, growth and strong drinks. L'chaim! View author profile.


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  1. D Buchanan says:

    I have had pretty good success lately with the search functionality as well.

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