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  1. Norcross
    Norcross November 16, 2012 at 15:51 | | Reply

    I think that’s awesome. The only thing I’d possibly add is a way to ‘hide’ certain plugins (either by individual plugin or by author).

  2. cdils
    cdils November 16, 2012 at 15:57 | | Reply

    WINNING! Especially love the “updated since” filter.

  3. casjam
    casjam November 16, 2012 at 15:59 | | Reply

    Great ideas here.

    I’d also like to see a much-improved support system for plugins. Really just a way to search threads *related to a single plugin*. Currently you can only search the forums across all of wp.org.

  4. Jonathan
    Jonathan November 16, 2012 at 16:15 | | Reply

    That is freaking sweet!!!! BookMarked! This will make life much easier and stop bringing up old plugins that don’t work anymore…

    Great Job!

  5. Stephanie Leary
    Stephanie Leary November 16, 2012 at 16:28 | | Reply

    This is fantastic. And I agree with casjam: being able to search a specific plugin’s support threads would be really helpful.

  6. Matthew Ruddy
    Matthew Ruddy November 18, 2012 at 02:51 | | Reply

    Great post here! Completely agree, but would also add that I think some serious screening needs to be done regarding guidelines and coding standards.

    As the developer of a jQuery based plugin, I’m pretty fed up of having to debug a users site only to find that a plugin has loaded jQuery incorrectly ( element hardcoded), hence causing it to load twice and breaking all other jQuery dependant plugins loaded after.

    Coding standards need to be properly enforced, otherwise no point in having them. They’re enforced heavily for themes. I feel it needs to be addressed if we want to provide a directory of quality plugins. Especially to get rid of this fear of ‘breaking my site’ that novice WordPress users often have.

    1. Pippin
      Pippin November 18, 2012 at 02:57 | | Reply

      Standards are enforced, it just happens that there are so many plugins that were approved before stronger standards were enforced.

      1. Matthew Ruddy
        Matthew Ruddy November 18, 2012 at 16:06 | | Reply

        My apologies, hadn’t heard this. Well I guess that leaves my point somewhat invalid! Haha.

        Definitely an important step for the future regardless.

  7. Kel
    Kel January 31, 2013 at 15:56 | | Reply

    Revisiting this… still love it.

    Would like to see some integration with signed in users “Favorites” too.

    thanks!

  8. Paul
    Paul February 2, 2013 at 21:16 | | Reply

    I agree it needs redesigning.
    Actually I’d like to see a design more like Pinterest, as plugins already have image headers.
    And categories. You also should be able to create custom plugin lists and share them. For example : “my essential plugins”, or “plugins for running a restaurant website”
    It needs more social proof. We all have developers we trust, so it should be easy to see at a glance if plugins are vetted by them.

  9. Matt
    Matt May 10, 2013 at 13:30 | | Reply

    Hi all – just a note that plugins.uproot.us has just been updated. It should now be easier to use and a little easier on the eyes 🙂

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