WordPress.org plugin directory gets an update

WordPress.org plugin directory gets an update

WordPress.org developers have updated their plugin directory.

The idea behind this update was to improve the visibility of discussions and support options for the plugins.

Matt Mullenweg spoke about the updates:

You’ll now notice that threads about a plugin are pulled directly into a “support” tab on the plugin page — each plugin has its own forum. We’ve made authors much more prominent and with bigger Gravatars and better placement, so you can get a sense of who made the plugin you’re using. And finally to show how active and well-supported a plugin is, you can see ”16 of 75 support threads in the last two weeks have been resolved.”

A new favorite feature has been added so that you can bookmark your favorite plugins for easy access in the future. There are also some other smaller enhancements.