[wp-hackers] WordPress.org API search failed for plugins with dashes

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Thu Sep 3 18:06:23 UTC 2009

Well, one easy workaround is to not use tags with dashes in them.
Seems the best way. Tags should be simple, since humans see and type
them. Expecting people to use odd punctuation is not a good way to go.


On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 12:48 PM, Alex Rabe<alex.cologne at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm playing with plugins_api() function to retrieve other plugins
> which added the tag 'nextgen-gallery' as tag in the readme.txt file,
> but the API convert the dash into a space : see here
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tags/nextgen-gallery
> Has somebody a workaround or whom can I contact for a search fix ?
> Thanks for any tip
> Alex
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