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WordPress markedplace with paid / commercial plugins & themes

  1. steffanhalv
    Member

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    Currently only free plugins is available at wordpress.org.

    It would be really helpful for both users and developers if it was an option to take a fee for your plugin and / or theme in the wordpress markedplace, instead of using a third-party markedplace (like envato) to sell your plugins and themes.

    Prices could have limited options like: 9$, 19$ or 29$ for first installation and a year with updates.

    That would add better support for quality plugins and developers would not need to give markedplace fees to third-parties. Instead wordpress.org could take a small fee which also could help WP growing.

    Also the struggle with autoupdate support etc. would no longer be so hard ^^

    Could learn alot from Google Play, App Store etc. about how this could be done ;)

    Posted: 2 months ago #
  2. wollwalk
    Member

    Since wordpress is used in several countries, different taxes and regulations apply. If u charge money for a service its a total different thing.

    Since wordpress is open source not all want to go the step for commercial support.

    Posted: 2 months ago #
  3. storepilot
    Inactive

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    1. Im sure this would not be a problem regarding to taxes, instead it would be a kind of challenge ;). Have a chat with f.ex the WooCoomerce team about how they have done it and perhaps you find a workaround.

    Yup its a total different thing but sorely needed I think.

    2. True, its not for all. Only for those using WP commercialy (Which I guess is alot of people right now).

    And of course you are not 'forced' to buy commercial plugins, free plugins could still be available.

    Posted: 2 months ago #
  4. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    No, WordPress.org has no plans to host a commercial marketplace for plugins or themes at this time.

    Posted: 2 months ago #

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