Should You Put Your Plugin or Theme in the WordPress Repository?

The WordPress Repository is a very popular place to go to find plugins and themes for WordPress. So, logically, it would also be a very good place to put them, right?

Well, the answer isn’t and straightforward as you might think. There are certainly advantages, most notably the likelihood of reaching a lot more customers. However, more customers means more support, which can take a lot of your time, and the reviews and feedback you’ll get are often less helpful than you’d hope. This article talks about these points and more in greater detail, helping you make the choice that’s right for you.

Is the WordPress plugin repository worth the hassle?  If you’re a relatively experienced WordPress plugin developer, you’ve most likely already asked yourself this question – possibly more than once.

If you’re a relatively new WordPress plugin developer, you’re probably asking yourself “Wait … why would I not want my plugin in the repository?!”  Both questions are valid.

As with most things in life, there are advantages and disadvantages to uploading a plugin to the official repository at In this article, we’ll look at both sides of the debate.

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