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  • Resolved central4all

    (@central4allgmailcom)



    I dont understand why WP is not permitting the paid plugins to be listed.
    Just keep them separated from the free plugins.
    I had in joomla all my sites and 3 months now i changed them all because i believe that WP is much better than joomla now.
    My biggest problem is to find the correct plugins to use.
    How WP is set we can see use and rate only the free plugins.
    This results NOT to find the correct plugin. There are paid plugins that they dont have free version so the only info about them is their publicity.

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  • Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    There are a variety of reputable marketplaces to choose from for commercial WordPress plugins, like https://codecanyon.net/category/wordpress and https://creativemarket.com/themes/wordpress/plugins

    And of course, you can often find commercial WordPress plugins sold directly from their developers, like https://yoast.com/ and https://plugin-planet.com/ and https://woocommerce.com/ etc.

    Using your preferred search engine will often yield the results you’re looking for when it comes to commercial plugins.

    With that said, there are 54,559 free plugins in the official directory at https://wordpress.org/plugins/ so there’s a good chance you’ll find what you’re looking for at no cost to you.

    A big important note: If you do go for a free plugin, use only what you find in the official directory. Those go through very strict checks before they’re even allowed to be added to the directory https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-org/detailed-plugin-guidelines/ unlike what you might stumble across in the wild.

    central4all

    (@central4allgmailcom)

    I am complaining because there is NOT a very strict official directory for paid plugins.
    Maybe someday WP will understand that this is mistake.
    Thank you for your time and resources, i already know them, and i am not satisfied.

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    Having an official directory for paid plugins and themes here would not be as simple as flipping a switch and making it so.

    Please keep in mind that WordPress is free software developed and supported entirely by volunteers.

    Considering that, the first step to such an endeavor would have to be finding volunteers who would be willing to deal with refunds and other disputes on their own free time.

    I can assure you, that will never happen, but supposing it does the next step would be finding volunteers to build and manage a system to process and store payment details, along with any necessary tax distribution.

    All of which is very unlikely, because WordPress isn’t a business. We just aren’t set up to handle commercial matters like that, but other business are more than capable of the task. If there’s a way for them to improve, I recommend sharing your feedback with them.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    I am complaining because there is NOT a very strict official directory for paid plugins.

    There is no need for a directory like that because there are no paid plugins in the WordPress.ORG repository. There is nothing for sale on this site. All the plugins and themes here are 100% opensource, support is provided 100% by volunteers, and there are no customers here. Only users of free opensource code.

    You do not like that some plugins are either an interface to a paid service or they upsell to a paid version. That’s fine that you don’t like it, but please do not misrepresent how the plugins and themes are on this site.

    There are no paid plugins on this site. Not one.

    central4all

    (@central4allgmailcom)

    Who sais there is no need ?
    I am the user, i know my needs, you are moderator not user , so you dont know,
    ALL WP users complain for this when we speak about it, and you say that there is no need?
    In what world do you live?
    I think you havent noticed that the users here are customers to other places, so the need reliable information for where to spend their money.
    I bought many times something to use it , yes i am from the idiots they pay because i want the support,
    You misrepresenting what i say , i said it would be useful a directory for paid plugins where we can reviews them , read and discuss about them, NOT BUY THEM.
    There is no need for extra directory , just for extra category called paid and it will be ready.

    Maybe that’s an indicator that you and those you talk with need to put your heads together and create such a platform.

    That could prove helpful to you and your group and possibly you’ll produce a fine commercially viable venture in the future.

    Not my cup of tea!

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    you are moderator not user

    Nope, you’re just wrong. I’m just a user like you except I can go behind the scenes and clean up the mess in the kitchen. That you don’t understand that doesn’t change who or what I am.

    In what world do you live?

    Seriously? Would you talk to people like that in the real world? Why would you think that is OK?

    I’m not misrepresenting anything. Re-read what you wrote.

    There is no need for extra directory , just for extra category called paid and it will be ready.

    You’ve not made the case for that either. Who gets to decide where that category gets applied? Read what I wrote.

    There are no paid plugins on this site. Not one.

    It’s just my 2 cents and be careful not to disparage other people when you reply.

    Edit: The 2 cents part was that you’ve not made a case. The fact stands: there are no paid plugins in the WordPress repo.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by  Jan Dembowski.
    central4all

    (@central4allgmailcom)

    Nope, you’re just wrong. I’m just a user like you,That you don’t understand that doesn’t change who or what I am.

    If you really were a user you would know what i am talking about,
    maybe you have a blog with default template and with free jetpack and yoast.
    This doesnt put you in the same category with me, you are mistaken.
    I need addons / plugins paid and i need somewhere to read reviews and compare them.
    This is the reason i need the directory.

    except I can go behind the scenes and clean up the mess in the kitchen

    I think you have bigger talent in the kitchen cleaning than chating with people.

    Seriously? Would you talk to people like that in the real world? Why would you think that is OK?

    What do you think ? would i talk like this ? 😉
    Is ok to wake up some people sleaping while they are standing, like you that you say there is no need for paid listing directory. If there was no need i wouldnt ask about it.

    You’ve not made the case for that either. Who gets to decide where that category gets applied?

    The users , that is a fact, if they turn you their backs no TOS can save you.
    Maybe this moment WP is monopoly but monopolies if they have dinosaurs brains they fade and disappear.
    The reason i made this ticket it wasnt to chat with you , but to open to WP guys to see that what they doing is mistaken.
    Pretending that the software is free when is not is just for blind people.
    Most plugins ARE NOT FREE they just have a free version to pick up clients from the directory, while the real pro plugins are not listed.
    This makes the clients confused and to take mistaken decisions.
    Dont tell me that you are client too and you dont have problems, because i will not believe you.
    Anyway thank you for your time , i cant say help because you were not helpful. Who knows , maybe you will visit my kitchen 🙂

    central4all

    (@central4allgmailcom)

    @jnashhawkins)

    Maybe that’s an indicator that you and those you talk with need to put your heads together and create such a platform.

    This should do it someone like you that works with WP and has a good reputation , but even then too many people will not trust you and they will want an official WP directory.
    Let them pretending that the free plugins are really free .

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    If you could do me a favor and not be rude to the folks trying to offer you alternative suggestions, that would be great.

    With that said, I’m not sure why you have chosen to grind your axe here, but you’re quite wrong about the current state of the official plugin directory.

    There are currently far more free plugins available here than commercial plugins anywhere.

    Far less than half of the free plugins here have commercial counterparts, and those that do have a very clear up-sell in them. Doing otherwise would just be bad business.

    Not only do we use WordPress like you do, we work very closely with the team that manages the plugin directory as well, so we are quite aware of what’s in there.

    If you’ve had a bad experience with a few plugins, I’m sorry, but it’s hardly indicative of the currently 54,564 free plugins in the official directory here.

    Most of the ‘energy’ seems to go to the free plugins with added premium features. I see that as a good thing.

    The paid plugins? I’m just not interested in them much and I don’t have the time to do the ‘homework’ to further look at that as the subject of a website of my own and it is very far afield of the scope of WordPress dot org.

    If I found a paid plugin or theme that I really liked I’d probably tell others about it but the few themes I’ve bought over the years was for investigative (reverse engineering) purposes and they were fairly disappointing.

    There was one theme I liked which should have had a premium version to rid it of an advertising block in the footer. Unfortunately, it had no support by the time I found it. That’s one theme in 4 years or so plus one I bought to look at. And not one plugin that didn’t have a free alternative.

    That seems to be a recurring theme in the paid plugins and theme world. In the GPL world, there are options to fork the item and continue its life cycle.

    I’m not pointing this out to discourage anyone from working within the paid themes and plugins world. It’s just not a good place, time-wise, for this old geezer to be putting his efforts into.

    If you really want to look into this then why not grab a free website over at WordPress dot com and get to building a website for this concept?

    The world is your oyster!

    central4all

    (@central4allgmailcom)

    Dear James Huff (@macmanx),

    If you could do me a favor and not be rude to the folks trying to offer you alternative suggestions, that would be great.

    In my life ia m not rude and i am always happy, i am rude only with rude people and when they try to provoke me.

    There are currently far more free plugins available here than commercial plugins anywhere.

    Far less than half of the free plugins here have commercial counterparts, and those that do have a very clear up-sell in them.

    I Agree

    Not only do we use WordPress like you do, we work very closely with the team that manages the plugin directory as well, so we are quite aware of what’s in there.

    This is one serius reason to talk with you

    If you’ve had a bad experience with a few plugins, I’m sorry, but it’s hardly indicative of the currently 54,564 free plugins in the official directory here.

    Let me explain you something, lets take an example of a plugin well know.
    Yoast, that has commercial version and free.
    1000000 million users will use it for free and they will add good review, i go i buy and i am not satisfied from support and how it works and i will add a bad review.
    You when you will go buy it you will see tha thousands free reviews and you will buy it.(is always an example i like very much YOAST), how WP protects you, your time and your money ? and maybe there is a plugin YOAST123, why you should not be informed.
    For me the best directory and reviews plugin is not listed in WP , i dont say the name , is not my point to make advertisement for someone.
    Why should someone buy and try other directory plugin ? spend time and money there and one day to discover after his directory is ready that there is a better plugin to do the job ?
    For me there is only one solutions for WP directory to informative and helpful, 2 categories free and paid so we can read reviews for everything in the market.

    central4all

    (@central4allgmailcom)

    JNashHawkins (@jnashhawkins)

    Most of the ‘energy’ seems to go to the free plugins with added premium features. I see that as a good thing.

    i see it as bad thing because ,

    If I found a paid plugin or theme that I really liked I’d probably tell others about it

    i would never learn about it i must follow you and 100 more sites and do nothing else all day than reading.
    The directory of WP will save me all this time and money, that why i am asking it.

    If you really want to look into this then why not grab a free website over at WordPress dot com and get to building a website for this concept?

    I told you , that my opinion is to be under WP umbrella such a site, otherwise nodody will trust it and they will believe that is an affiliate site.
    Thank you for your opinion and time

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    how WP protects you, your time and your money ?

    It’s not WordPress’s place to protect you from someone else’s business practices.

    I cannot stress enough that WordPress is free software developed and supported entirely by volunteers. We’re not some corporation with an app store, like Apple and Google.

    If you are unhappy with a purchased plugin or theme, I recommend requesting a refund from the people you purchased it from. If they do not offer refunds, you can file a dispute with your credit card provider.

    central4all

    (@central4allgmailcom)

    I understood that , BUT

    It’s not WordPress’s place to protect you from someone else’s business practices.

    why not to protect if it is so simple as just adding a category for the listings ?
    If you can do something good you dont need a reason to do it.

    If you are unhappy with a purchased plugin or theme, I recommend requesting a refund from the people you purchased it from. If they do not offer refunds, you can file a dispute with your credit card provider.

    Why do i have to arrive to this point and not to read your and others reviews ?
    What is the reason that WP will not want me to be informed ? This is something good for all the users around the world and developers.
    I just dont understand the reason why.

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