New Site Dedicated To Reviewing WordPress Plugins

wpnuggets logo For those of you looking for in-depth reviews of both paid and free WordPress plugins, you may want to add to your feedreader or bookmarks. The site is brand new and so far, features three different plugin reviews. From what I’ve read thus far, Adela does a good job of describing how the plugin works as well as outlining the good and the bad. Considering the large breadth of plugins available for WordPress, Adela shouldn’t be running out of plugins to review anytime soon.


  1. Looks like the site has some promise to it. Great to see more niche WordPress sites making their way around.


  2. Hi. This is a great idea and exactly what I was looking for to submit our plugin to. I just went to the site and clicked “submit” but the email given to submit to is not the real email yet?

    BTW, we are wanting to submit Social Toolbar Pro


  3. @daddy_design … that is the correct email… just replace with :)


  4. This is totally a great idea. Isn’t there a theme review site also. I thought I ran across one but now can’t think of it.


  5. For some reason, and I have no idea why, Automattic is totally myopic/cavalier/secretive/dumb ~ whatever ~ about providing compatibility information about plugins.

    You can see this displayed (or rather not displayed) every time you use WordPress to search through thousands of irrelevant, no longer current and outdated plugins.

    Is it because they don’t think it’s important? Maybe ~ they only think that what THEY think is important, is important.

    Is it because they don’t have the programming chops for it? Hardly ~ the information is/or should be contained in every plugin (Better Plugin Compatibility Control by Oliver Schlöbe adds version compatibility info to the plugins page to inform the admin at a glance if a plugin is compatible with the current WP version) ~ once it is installed.

    Nice plugin, good attempt, but too late in the process, in my opinion.

    Is it because that to come clean with everyone and admit that the bulk of plugins in the repository are out-dated, non-functional, damaging, or present a security risk, if used in the current release of WordPress? More likely ~ since it’s the only reason I can think of they don’t fess-up and be honest with us.

    It would be the work of a moment or two, to include the embedded compatibility data from each plugin, in the search description list, so that you can make up your mind without wasting time digging into the interior or worse, installing and finding out the hard way.

    With a simple compatibility of “3.2 – 3.3” or “2.8 – 3.5” in the search description listing you could make your own mind up whether its worth looking at.

    So why don’t they do it? I leave you to draw your own conclusions. But what ever you decide is the reason, it can hardly be because you think Automattic, on this occasion, is doing anything else but serving its own interest. Whatever they may be.

    It’s certainly not serving its customer-base by maintaining this deception. It’s high time Matt took the decision to be honest with WordPress users around the world, and show just much much outdated useless and potentially damaging junk lurks within the plugin repository.

    Strangely enough, in doing so, I think he would earn respect and admiration for taking a decision ~ which is long overdue ~ and by taking it out of the hands of the luckless individual who’s job it has become to maintain the repository, and who doesn’t have the guts, intellect or wit, or for some other reason, is not willing to tell the king he is naked.

    Do the right thing Matt, You know it makes sense.


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