It took me 2 weeks to finally discover the SEARCH BAR for the Community Plugins. I kept landing on the page, wondering how to search. I never saw it in the toolbar.
The color is faded grey in a black toolbar. It is barely visible. Not discoverable.
- give the search bar a white background. Do not include hint text (makes it less discoverable; confused as button instead of input).
- include search on the page content itself, near the filters to be in proximity to content it is filtering.
this is a decent video on search UX: https://www.nngroup.com/videos/designing-search
Screenshot of my UI analysis of this UX issue.