Searching for best plugins

Searching for best plugins

discovering plugins

How to discover & find plugins?

Search for a “block plugin”:

# create a file needed
curl --globoff --silent "[browse]=blocks&request[page]=1&request[per_page]=400" | jq ".plugins[] | { name: .name, url: \"\\(.slug)/\", short: .short_description, description: .description }" >  
curl --globoff --silent "[browse]=blocks&request[page]=2&request[per_page]=400" | jq ".plugins[] | { name: .name, url: \"\\(.slug)/\", short: .short_description, description: .description }" >> wp-block-plugins.json

# case in-sensitive is more complicated and involves regular expression
cat wp-block-plugins.json | jq '. | select(.description | test("\\bFAQ\\b";"i")) |{ name: .name, short: .short, url: .url }'  
Plugin directories

Example: search for new blocks?

  • Google magic?
Find on Github?

Interesting is this plugin: pdclark/github-plugin-search, but it seems unmaintained. Code blocks to analyze are here github-plugin-search/class-search.php

Plugin Review sites:

Plugin: Plugin collections & bulk installation

Winner: WP Favs as it’s free and working somehow.

  • is the first service with it’s accompanying plugin. WPCore is very good, but has one problem: it’s not free at all. There is a limit of up to 2 collections and 18 plugins per collection.

  • 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

searchcode | source code search engine on most repository platforms Search Engine for Source Code -

Similar: - Search The Web’s Source Code for Technologies

Wp Favs - WordPress plugin manager for easy and bulk plugin installation WP Hive - A Better WordPress Repository WP Plugin Directory | The Best WordPress Plugins PluginArchive - Wordpress plugins and Magento extensions archive

Možda napraviti neki svoj search engine?

Perfectdotexe/WordPress-Plugins-List: Wordpress Plugins List

How to search Githib for Wordpress plugins?

We are searching .php files only in root folder with specific plugin header:

"plugins_api" "Plugin Name:" AND "Plugin URI:" AND "Description:" extension:php in:file path:""

Now there is a beautiful plugin for that: onigetoc/wpgit, the plugin to Search thousands of Wordpress Plugins, Themes and Widgets on Github, and demo of it here: WPGIT

date 21. Dec 2016 | modified 25. Jan 2023
filename: Wordpress - Discovering Best Plugins