Quick poll — raise your hand if you use “vanilla” WordPress without any plugins. Nobody? Can’t say I’m surprised. But as a wise man once said, “Pluginin’ ain’t easy.” It’s hard for great plugin authors to get found among 40,000+ plugins of varying quality. Add the difficulty of making plugins work across dozens of hosting environments, and you’ve got a party. #pluginauthorproblems And what about new WordPress users trying to navigate the plugin jungle? How do they know what makes a great plugin — in a way they can easily understand? Is it number of downloads? Ratings? Last updated date? Resolved support requests? How do you evaluate plugins that aren’t in the repository? Are paid plugins always better? #enduserproblems GoDaddy Plugin Partner Program The WordPress.org plugin team does an awesome job with the vast number of plugins they review. We have them to thank for the baseline level of quality in the WordPress plugin ecosystem we take for granted every day. But we serve millions of WordPress sites — and we saw an opportunity to take collaborating with GoDaddy to the next level for WordPress plugin authors and customers. We’re happy to announce our new Plugin Partner Program for
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