[wp-ui] Review for Plugins

Chad Holden chad.holden at utoronto.ca
Tue Nov 1 18:04:07 UTC 2011

Intersting idea Ryan, but I have over 160 clients on WordPress who would be pissed with constant reminders to rate their plugins, so that part wouldn't be able to fly in my eyes.

Some of my clients that use the WPMU.org plugins get angry when they're constantly told about new things they don't care about.

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Chad Holden, Senior Web Architect
WebServices, Integrated Client Services

From: Alison Foxall <afox at alisonfoxall.com<mailto:afox at alisonfoxall.com>>
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Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2011 14:01:14 -0400
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Subject: Re: [wp-ui] Review for Plugins

I like your thinking, Ryan. I think it would be great to give star rating to plugins right on the installed plugin list, and maybe some feedback. Though, keep in mind not all plugins can be installed from the wordpress repositories. Some are paid for and manual install only and might not want ratings.

Perhaps a simple "rate it" link with a hover over for star rating. the rate it link would only appear if the plugin was present in an official wordpress repo.

thoughts on that?

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:43 PM, Ryan Frankel <ryan.frankel at gmail.com<mailto:ryan.frankel at gmail.com>> wrote:
I just sent this out to the WP-Hackers list so I apologize if this gets doubled.  I am not sure which list this discussion should take place on and I wasn't away this list existed.
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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