Any plans to release plugin which will have "recommended" marks?January 29, 2020 at 9:50am
I've always been wondering if there was a community that could mark plugins or vendors as "good" , so say we call it "X Plugin". So after installing the "X plugin", then when we search for any plugin (or theme) through admin dashboard, it should have a filter, so the results that are shown in WP plugin/themes search page, they should be marked (i.e. if plugin or it's author is "recommended" and "good" to have green mark or like that. if bad plugin/author, should have red flag):
or something like that... even if possible, making a filter (to be hooked into search call) to search plugin name only through the "recommended authors and firms".
would have been a great plugin to be developed.
January 29, 2020 at 9:52am
The reason that i've been thinking of it is because on every website i setup i am loosing tons of times to find which plugin is reliable (by manually checking it's source codes).... So, would have been nice if users had a better helper, so, they could know a bit more for reliable plugins..
I know that's hard, however, if there was a "group" of professional/reliable members of WP, who should make a joint website (or like that) where they will solely post which plugin they "checked" and is "reliable".
In theory that might not be 100% accurate anyway, but would be highly good. So, those list will be automatically transferred into WP Dashboard by this "X plugin" and faciliate things to users, to avoid bad plugins and install reliable plugins.
Thanks for sharing your ideas and feedback. Eventually we plan to integrate Repo Man (working name) as an MU plugin to search white-listed plugin vendors via GitHub. The requirements will be something along the lines of transparency of identity (who are the humans behind the brand?) and perhaps passing a few basic ethics requirements like not being widely known as spyware or ransomware, etc.
In this way we hope to empower agencies and plugin authors to work more with GitHub, instead of handing all power over to Automattic at WordPress.org and enabling their ongoing corruption and favoritism.
Perhaps these meta-flags could show up kind of like Reddit user flare (small icons or whatever)