Would the plugin store help increase SaaS usage?

Questions for WP developers, and perhaps plugin developers:

* Do you ever use the marketplace ([https://wordpress.org/plugins/](https://wordpress.org/plugins/)) to discover new plugins?
* Are there any other marketplaces that you do visit?

Some app stores like Apple app store became a big pit and without marketing or app store optimization, you almost don’t have any chance of getting organic traffic.

Looking forward to hearing what the community thinks about this.

3 Comments
  1. No, I usually don’t use the WordPress plugin marketplace to discover new plugins. Instead, I rely on community recommendations / reddit and developer forums for discoveries. Usually when a specific problem comes up there must be people who must have faced it and come up with a solution after a discussion.

  2. The .org repository is not a marketplace.

    Once in a while I’ll find a new plugin there, but I’m a full stack dev, so mostly write functionality needs outside base plugins in my standard toolset, though I have a couple of my plugins in the repository.

  3. I’m an author of repo (https://w.org/plugins/) plugins. For what it’s worth, I choose my keywords carefully, and try to explain what my plugins do and don’t do. My goal is to help people discover my plugins and other ones they might need.

 

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