[Talk] WordPress Plugin and Theme Directories Don’t Love Developers

One of the reasons that explains WordPress success is its ecosystem – there’s plenty of plugin and theme developers that contribute to the project. Surprisingly, though, WordPress isn’t much fond of those developers. The Plugin and Theme Directories are great tools for users, because they can find what they need, review and comment on it, seek support… but it completely fails to help developers get some insights about what’s going on. How many people has seen my plugin? Do they look at it in the directory or within their WordPress installation? Which are the most-searched terms? Am I missing some important keyword to help users find my plugin? How well does my plugin position given a certain keyword? We can’t fail to give this information to developers, especially if they’re interested in making a living out of WordPress.