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Prefer the new jQuery Plugins Repository over Google #429

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page/plugins/finding-evaluating-plugins.md
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@ One of the most celebrated aspects of jQuery is its extensive plugin ecosystem.
The quality of jQuery plugins varies widely. Many plugins are extensively tested and well-maintained, but others are hastily created and then ignored. More than a few fail to follow best practices. Some plugins, mainly [jQuery UI](http://jqueryui.com/), are maintained by the jQuery team. The quality of these plugins is as good as jQuery itself.
-Google is your best initial resource for locating plugins, though the jQuery team is working on an improved plugin repository. Once you've identified some options via a Google search, you may want to consult the jQuery mailing list or the `#jquery` IRC channel to get input from others.
+[The jQuery Plugins Repository](http://plugins.jquery.com/) is your best initial resource for locating plugins. If that doesn't turn up an viable plugins, we suggest identifying some options via a Google search and then consulting with the jQuery mailing list or the `#jquery` IRC channel to get input from others.
@kswedberg Collaborator

Hey James,
Good idea to change this to plugins.jquery.com. A few suggestions:

  • "an viable plugins" should be "any viable plugins"
  • "jQuery mailing list" should probably be "jQuery forum"?
  • maybe recommend a search on github.com?

"an viable plugins" should be "any viable plugins"

Yes, d'oh.

"jQuery mailing list" should probably be "jQuery forum"?

Makes sense, I had just left what was there before but I suppose it should be updated to: jQuery forum

maybe recommend a search on github.com?

Probably a good idea, too. Do we have a recommended order of search platforms or should we just mention all the big ones? e.g. GitHub, Google, Bower, maybe NPM, etc.

@ajpiano Collaborator
ajpiano added a note

I feel like we should recommend unheap, they seem to have a nice and popular site

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@scottgonzalez

I recently updated the wording here, so I'm going to close this.

@JamesMGreene

Perfect, thanks! :+1:

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@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@ One of the most celebrated aspects of jQuery is its extensive plugin ecosystem.
The quality of jQuery plugins varies widely. Many plugins are extensively tested and well-maintained, but others are hastily created and then ignored. More than a few fail to follow best practices. Some plugins, mainly [jQuery UI](http://jqueryui.com/), are maintained by the jQuery team. The quality of these plugins is as good as jQuery itself.
-Google is your best initial resource for locating plugins, though the jQuery team is working on an improved plugin repository. Once you've identified some options via a Google search, you may want to consult the jQuery mailing list or the `#jquery` IRC channel to get input from others.
+[The jQuery Plugins Repository](http://plugins.jquery.com/) is your best initial resource for locating plugins. If that doesn't turn up an viable plugins, we suggest identifying some options via a Google search and then consulting with the jQuery mailing list or the `#jquery` IRC channel to get input from others.
@kswedberg Collaborator

Hey James,
Good idea to change this to plugins.jquery.com. A few suggestions:

  • "an viable plugins" should be "any viable plugins"
  • "jQuery mailing list" should probably be "jQuery forum"?
  • maybe recommend a search on github.com?

"an viable plugins" should be "any viable plugins"

Yes, d'oh.

"jQuery mailing list" should probably be "jQuery forum"?

Makes sense, I had just left what was there before but I suppose it should be updated to: jQuery forum

maybe recommend a search on github.com?

Probably a good idea, too. Do we have a recommended order of search platforms or should we just mention all the big ones? e.g. GitHub, Google, Bower, maybe NPM, etc.

@ajpiano Collaborator
ajpiano added a note

I feel like we should recommend unheap, they seem to have a nice and popular site

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When looking for a plugin to fill a need, do your homework. Ensure that the plugin is well-documented, and look for the author to provide lots of examples of its use. Be wary of plugins that do far more than you need; they can end up adding substantial overhead to your page. For more tips on spotting a sub-par plugin, read [Signs of a poorly written jQuery plugin](http://remysharp.com/2010/06/03/signs-of-a-poorly-written-jquery-plugin/) by Remy Sharp.
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