When searching for new plugins in the dashboard, it’s not easy to sort the results. You really need to search in a different window to adequately sort the plugins and get a better idea of how they stack up to each other in terms of rankings and reviews.
PlugIntelligence is a new plugin that gives you an intelligent way to filter plugins in the dashboard. Once installed you can use the settings panel to set minimum star ratings, minimum number of ratings and minimum tested versions:
The plugin currently includes the following options to filter plugins:
- Minimum Rating : Do not show plugins with ratings below this value. 60 = 3 stars, 100 = 5 stars.
- Maximum Rating : Do not show plugins with ratings above this value. 60 = 3 stars, 100 = 5 stars.
- Minimum Number of Ratings : Do not show plugins with fewer than this number of ratings. Default: 2.
- Minimum Tested Version : Do not show plugins that were not tested on this version of WordPress or higher. Default: 3.3.
PlugIntelligence essentially gives you the ability to raise the standard of plugins offered to you through the WordPress dashboard. Higher ratings and more people rating the plugin usually demonstrate that the plugin is safe and trusted by the community. Raising the bar on which plugins are shown to you will lessen the chance of you wasting time selecting and testing plugins that don’t work. Install PlugIntelligence today to start filtering out all of the low quality plugins.