[wp-hackers] Reviews for Plugins

Paul Menard paul at codehooligans.com
Tue Nov 1 22:37:46 UTC 2011

On Nov 1, 2011, at 6:31 PM, Ryan Frankel wrote:

> This may sound dumb but IF it was possible to poll the repo and see what plugins are available you could recreate the search engine (similar to wp.org).  That way, if a user wanted to find a plugin they could navigate to the site, do a search, find a plugin and be sent over to the wp.org site.  This could include any type of 'rating' you wanted.  Again, I am just throwing this out there.
> ryan

Seems the better method would be to piggyback onto the already existing polling process that checked for updates to plugins on a given system. Seems this could simply be an extra attribute pulled in and cached.


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