I just ask in the meta of Software Recommendation about the on-topic-ness of Wordpress' plugins, and their answer is yes. So should we suggest who are seeking for a recommendation of plugins to ask in there, and change the FAQ?

Is asking about Wordpress's plugin on-topic?

Such requests are fully acceptable, as long as they stick to our other rules

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It's good that they are open to them. However there is also a concern if they are good for such questions (for WP stuff specifically, I trust any stack to be good for their general topic).

In my opinion it is easy to see this as trying to get rid of "unfitting" questions here, but we should also recommend a best possible alternative if we do.

I think we can start pointing people there on personal level, but I would hold on about codifying it in our docs before there is some solid history of it being a good destination for it.

  • Nothing more to add to it.
    – kaiser
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 21:29
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    As we on Software Recommendations expect/love to get recommendations from people that actually use the software, I hope there’s no they vs. you: we want and need the expertise from the WordPress community, for recommending WordPress on [cms] questions, and for recommending plugins (and other software that interacts with WP) on [wordpress] questions.
    – unor
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 21:42
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    @unor to be clear my point of view is in no way confrontational or skeptical about your stack, it is more of a caution grown by our issues with general deficiency of experts quantity in WP ecosystem. :) We might want to create a community ad to promote your stack here or something...
    – Rarst
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 22:02
  • @Rarst: Yes, I understood it like that :) -- The community ad is a good idea. If we manage to come up with one, we’ll submit it.
    – unor
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 22:25
  • how do you define a "solid history"? Don't 50 questions of their wordpress tag count as a solid history?
    – Ooker
    Commented Oct 11, 2015 at 7:11
  • @Ooker To be honest I was replying late in the evening so gave no thought what that might be practically yet. :)
    – Rarst
    Commented Oct 11, 2015 at 7:18
  • so... what do you think now? Do you think it's good to suggest askers to go there? Also, your third comment is informative, consider to put it into your main answer.
    – Ooker
    Commented Oct 11, 2015 at 7:20
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    I think a good history would be a good answer rate or QA ratio to the wordpress tag questions. It may also be beneficial to touch base with that exchanges mods and see if they believe it would be a good idea ( if beta have official mods ).
    – Howdy_McGee Mod
    Commented Oct 12, 2015 at 13:48

So for reference, as of 4 August 2019, there are 173 questions for the wordpress tag in Software Recommendations. In them:

  • 118 questions with no answers (68%)
  • 129 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers (75%)

According to @Howdy_McGee's definition of "good history" (a good history would be a good answer rate or QA ratio), it doesn't seem so.

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