WordPress Official Plugins Directory Review
Thomas McMahon of BloggerDesign has posted his first thoughts on the new Official Plugin Directory and he is not impressed.
When I first read last week that WordPress had launched an official plugins directory I was excited. There are lots of good plugins out there that are not in any sort of searchable database other than a search engine. However, the WordPress plugin directory isnâ€™t living up to my excitations yet.
Iâ€™ve got the plugin uploaded and ready to go, I think. But I have no idea what to do next or how to get it into the WordPress official directory. The whole ordeal isnâ€™t user friendly and I can see how quickly itâ€™d deter plugin authors from uploading their plugins. That is unless Iâ€™m the only one who doesnâ€™t get the whole SVN thing.
I think the official WordPress plugin directory is a great idea, but I think itâ€™s confusing and annoying to get a plugin listed. Iâ€™d recommend wp-plugins.net for a large database of WordPress plugins that is extremely easy to get included in.
I haven’t tried adding a plugin to the directory yet, but so far the user side experience is not too bad. I agree with Thomas about the limited number of plugins currently listed, but I hope time will rectify that. I have said a billion times that I always thought that WordPress should have its own Plugin and Theme directories.