Searching for best plugins
Centralized plugin updates
Automatic update of plugins, also from private repositories: GitHub Updater.
I can use this to distribute updates of our private plugins to multiple sites, or to update heavily modified plugins that we use on multiple sites (WP All Import, etc).
There is also another perfect plugin: pdclark/github-plugin-search, but it seems unmaintained.
How to discover & find plugins?
Search for a “block plugin”:
- A Better Search Engine for WordPress Plugins PluginSearch.com
- Source code search: WordPress Directory Searcher - WPdirectory
- Search packages on WordPress Packagist
- Addendio is dead & defunct as of 2019
- WP Plugin Directory seems unmaintained. Article about it about it
- Advanced Wordpress Plugin Search Engine & Plugins Directory is dead and defunct.
- I tried to use search from: WPCore.com
- WPMeta not I’m not sure how updated this is
- WPSeek.com - A WordPress-centric search engine for devs and theme authors; hooks and such
- List of all WordPress hooks: hookr.io | The WordPress Hook/API Index
- List of all WordPress hooks: WordPress › Reference
- johnbillion/wp-hooks; amazing author; WordPress Hooks Reference as JSON
Example: search for new blocks?
- Google magic?
Find on Github?
- How to Install WordPress Plugins Directly From Github – WordPress Tavern
- File Header « WordPress Codex
- How to Find and Install WordPress Plugins from GitHub
- site:github.com “Plugin URI:” infile:php - Google Search
- Github Plugin Search - Google Search
- How to Find and Install Hundreds of Free WordPress Plugins from GitHub - WPMU DEV
Plugin Review sites:
- Wpplugincheck – In-depth WordPress Plugin Reviews
- Tidy Repo - A curated list of the best WordPress plugins
- Top Frameworks for WordPress Plugin & Theme Developers
Find related Plugins / find similar plugins
- Perfect tool: Related Plugin Search / Similar plugins
Plugin: Plugin collections & bulk installation
Winner: WP Favs as it’s free and working somehow.
WP Favs is much less popular and also has accompanying plugin After your first login, you will get another email with your new generated API Key that you can use along with the plugin, but API key is displayed all the time at this page. Whole administration is on Wordpress - not too professional. But it’s free.
Search Engines Source Code