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WordPress Gets Plugin Store For Paid Plugins, Themes

Popular content management system WordPress now has its own unofficial plugin store that caters not only for free plugins but also for premium (paid-for) ones.

The solution, called WP App Store (opens in new tab), can be accessed from the WordPress dashboard itself and the whole purchasing process can be done from within the WP installation.

WP App Store is the has been released by a freelance WP developer from Canada called Brad Touesnard who devised a simpler way of getting browsing and acquiring apps without having to go through the convoluted process of purchasing product from individual vendor, downloading product files to your desktop, uploading the product files to your server/WP installation via FTP and activating the new product on the WP install.

It is likely though that WordPress will allow paid for theme and plugin developers to sell their services through the existing directory in the short term especially it turns out to be a decent revenue generator. Check the video below for a quick introduction to the WP App Store.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.