Let’s kick off a thread about the logistics of a ClassicPress plugin directory. This is an opportunity to do things differently. For example, I would like to explore the idea of allowing premium plugins to be present and to have mechanisms for secure updates for them.
We could also explore the idea of allowing plugin authors to promote their plugins in a similar way to how people can promote their Tweets (higher placements in search). Currently the only plugins in the WordPress directory that are promoted are owned by Automattic, doesn’t seem fair…
Combined, these two things have the potential of funding ClassicPress into the future without the need for donations and without creating conflicts of interest.
This is also an opportunity to modernise the whole experience. Composer support for example?
Thoughts, ideas, doubts and everything else please!
General consensus so far:
- All plugins should be present: free, freemium and premium
- Plugins should be clearly marked as one of the above
- Plugin authors should be allowed to promote their plugins, but promoted plugins must be clearly marked as such
- We will not be collaborating with corePress, at least on an “official” basis