WordPress.com Announces Marketplace Vision and Plan To Partner With Developers in the WordPress Ecosystem

WordPress.com Announces Marketplace Vision and Plan To Partner With Developers in the WordPress Ecosystem

Posted by WP Tavern on March 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm
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Donna Cavalier announced the vision of WordPress.com’s marketplace earlier today via the site’s news blog. This future will include bringing more premium themes, plugins, and services to users. Automattic, the company behind the site, will be partnering with third-party developers to bring these commercial offerings to its customers. Plugin developers, theme designers, and WordPress service providers can get on the early-access list by filling out the form on the announcement post. In late January, WordPress.com announced a limited, in-house plugin marketplace. This was the testing ground before opening the gate to others. The launch included six WooCommerce extensions and has since grown to eight. The pricing plans range from $4 to $21 monthly and $44 to $224 annually, depending on which plugin is purchased. Premium plugins on WordPress.com. Users must currently be on a Business or eCommerce plan to install plugins. If paid annually, these plans run $300 and $540, respectively. For some users, the addition of commercial plugins will be out of reach unless WordPress.com opens this to the lower-priced Premium or Personal tiers. Automattic CEO and WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg commented on the January announcement: We’ll definitely open up this program more in the future, first with a…

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