[wp-hackers] Reviews for Plugins

Ryan Frankel ryan.frankel at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 17:41:25 UTC 2011

I am not sure if this is the correct list for this but I have an idea that would be REALLY helpful to the review system for plugins (and probably themes too).  One of the things I have noticed is that while tons of people download and try plugins the feedback mechanism for coming back and putting a start-review is poor.  Most users, when the plugin works correctly, simply never come back to add their vote.  I was wondering if WP put a star system right on the 'Installed Plugins' page if more people would use it.  This would be similar to how the Apple review system works.  Another option would be if someone has had a plugin installed for X days they would get a reminder message to review or vote on the plugin.  

I just feel like some system to encourage and promote rating plugins directly from the back-end of WP would be a great deal of help to everyone.  I know this isn't something that would happen quickly but I am just throwing it out there to see if anyone else has thoughts on this.  


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