[wp-hackers] Reviews for Plugins

Ryan Frankel ryan.frankel at gmail.com
Tue Nov 1 21:57:14 UTC 2011

  It looks like you were writing this right as I was replying.  I would be down for doing this with you if you were interested.   Feel free to e-mail me directly. ryan.frankel at gmail.com


On Nov 1, 2011, at 5:45 PM, Andy Charrington-Wilden wrote:

> How about a separate web service that plugin devs could submit their plugin to with an API that allowed devs to optionally allow ratings from within wordpress admin? Would have to tie down votes per ip address to save the hassle (from a users point of view) of authentication. 
> That way it could be kept separate from .org and if it was used widely enough and was of an acceptable standard it could be introduced to a plugin's .org page. It would be simple enough to associate a plugin to its .org URL. 
> Any of us on here could probably knock up such a thing and I would be well up for doing it if people think its a good idea?
> Andy
> Sent from my iPhone
> On 1 Nov 2011, at 20:41, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 3:20 PM, Eric Mann <eric at eam.me> wrote:
>>> The biggest stumbling block here is integration with the repository.
>>> So to anyone in-the-know about WordPress.org ... is there an API available
>>> for this so we could put together a patch?  Just thinking things through,
>>> we'd probably need some kind of authentication hook (OAuth?) so that people
>>> only vote once.  Besides that, just knowing *how* to submit the vote and
>>> get rating information back from the system would be valuable.
>>> Unless such an API already exists or could be built ... we aren't going to
>>> get much further than screenshots and mockups.
>> No API or way to do this exists at this time.
>> The problem with the stars is that the user clicking them would have
>> to have a WordPress.org account. This isn't doable unless you figure
>> out some way to work around that.
>> Also, I don't necessarily like the idea of the stars being visible
>> right in the admin. Kinda cluttery, and relying too much on .org
>> connectivity. Maybe an alternate approach entirely should be
>> considered first.
>> -Otto
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