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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

    To put it bluntly, what you’re asking for right now is simply not possible or practical for a free software provided by a non-profit organization that is staffed entirely by volunteers who only work in their spare time.

    Such a directory is better suited for commercial entities like https://codecanyon.net/category/wordpress and https://creativemarket.com/themes/wordpress/plugins who already have an established business backbone with paid full time staff.

    I understand your concerns, but what you are asking for is simply not possible or practical here.

    central4all

    (@central4allgmailcom)

    We agree in one thing, that we disagree 🙂
    Keep on the good moderation at least !
    Thank yoy for your time.

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator

    If you’re interested in bolstering the ranks of the volunteers who build the plugin directory here, here’s how to get involved: https://make.wordpress.org/meta/handbook/about/get-involved/learn-how-to-contribute-code/

    central4all

    (@central4allgmailcom)

    For free ? 😛
    Jocking

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Volunteer Moderator

    Everyone here is a volunteer that works for free in their spare time to make WordPress great.

    So, no, I’m not joking.

    If you want to help make things better around here, getting involved is the best way to do it.

    central4all

    (@central4allgmailcom)

    when i say I am jocking, i dont mean i am having fun of you,
    the life with out humor is not life, is just countdown to death.

    Tony Zeoli

    (@tonyzeoli)

    @central4allgmailcom I hesitate to get involved in your frustration with the WordPress.org plugin directory, however, I just want to say that there is no doubt in my mind that you know why the plugin directory is free and you’ve set out on a personal mission to push for something you very well know the reason why it does not exist.

    The mods have pointed out to you that you can:

    A. Give a bad review on an aggregator’s site
    B. Post your displeasure with a plugin on your own blog or wherever you publish and slam the plugin developers for their inaction.
    C. Request a refund from paid plugin developer.
    D. File a dispute with your credit card provider, since the plugin developer did not fulfill the terms of service.

    That being said, I have purchased paid plugins and I have gotten support from support staff who don’t really know how to give proper support. But that doesn’t mean they failed to give support, that just means they aren’t experienced enough in software development or have the resources to really support their product.

    True, there is no one place to review paid themes or plugins that are independent of the aggregators, but that is not WordPress.org’s responsibility. What I suggest is that you be the one to start the reviews site for these plugins using the freely available WordPress CMS that you can download and install. Many people, out of frustration, have started incredible companies, because no one else took action. So, I suggest if you want to start a reviews site yourself where you list all pro version of plugins and have people rate, review, or comment on them, then you should take the initiative and do that yourself.

    As you are well aware, WordPress.org is an open source project managed by the WordPress foundation. The software is free. The theme in the theme repo are free. The plugins in the plugin directory are free. Adding any review or commentary on paid software distracts from the invaluable service you benefit directly from.

    Sure, you’re free to complain here as you’d one and share your frustration, but I urge you to redirect your energies to solving the problem you seem to be is actually a problem and go from there. It’s pointless to push for reviews of “paid” software in an environment that is completely free and snark at volunteers who are just trying to manage their everyday tasks, aside from the other contributions they make.

    I have been a WordPress user, coach, trainer, and consultant for 15-years. Not once have I ever needed WordPress.org to provide me with a review of paid plugins. Why? Because I know how this works and I respect the values and mission of the foundation. I would never expect them to have to hand hold you outside of their core mission.

    That being said, I hope you are inspired to do this yourself and we’ll all applaud you at WordCamp US when you introduce it as a concept. If you really feel there is a need, then go right ahead and develop it yourself. Tens of thousands of others have and they’re not here arguing for something they could do themselves. Very easy to set up a Reviews site with a paid WordPress plugin, so invest your time and energy in solving the problem instead of asking others to solve the problem for you outside of the scope of their mission.

    david.w.stevens

    (@davidwstevens)

    i know this is closed, but is there a way to get a list of all 55K plugins and info such as developer and last updated date of the plugin? in a detail list format.

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