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  1. Robby
    Robby January 8, 2015 at 17:08 | | Reply

    Hey Mark! Thanks for shining light on some of these repo alternatives. Sometimes when I am looking for a plugin for a very specific use, it can be frustrating digging through directories and going through the install > trial & error > remove > repeat process. Especially after failing to find what you need after some research, I’ve found that asking others can really help thin out the choices. Whether that’s in the #wordpress IRC chat, /r/wordpress on reddit, or maybe in a Facebook reddit group, usually someone out there has good insight and asking real people can save a lot of time.

  2. Julie @Niackery
    Julie @Niackery January 8, 2015 at 19:17 | | Reply

    Thanks very much for this list! I’m going to check them all out 🙂 I’ve got another suggestion you might like… Just the other day I was looking for alternatives to the repository and found Related Plugin Search. All you have to do is input a plugin-specific slug from the repository url and it returns a list of related plugins along with information about each. It’s useful for replacing outdated plugins or finding different plugins to compare against… There’s also a pretty cool “top authors by plugin” list, which is another way to find good plugins. Hope you find it as useful as I have so far. Off to check out the resources on your list now… 🙂 Cheers!

  3. Tom Zsomborgi (@tomzur)
    Tom Zsomborgi (@tomzur) January 8, 2015 at 20:00 | | Reply

    Hi Mark,

    great collection of plugin directories thanks for sharing it.
    I would mention one more, this is a fairly new directory by Managewp.org: https://managewp.org/plugins/best


  4. swissspidy
    swissspidy January 9, 2015 at 22:25 | | Reply

    Thanks for this overview, Mark! What exactly would you improve about the periodic table of WordPress plugins? Increasing font size is rather difficult as space is limited…

    Have you already seen the periodic table of WordPress themes (wpthemetable.com)? Coincidentally I launched it just today.

  5. Jean Galea
    Jean Galea January 10, 2015 at 11:14 | | Reply

    What I love about RankWP is that they estimate the number of active users for each plugin. It might not be the most accurate estimate but until the .org repository gives us better statistics it’s one of the only ways we have of knowing how many people are using our plugin. I’m loving the ManageWP directory too, very useful stuff, especially the plugin comparison tool.

  6. rakesh kumar
    rakesh kumar January 11, 2015 at 16:21 | | Reply

    Hi Mark
    This is really a good collection for all those who want to find out wp-plugins besides these I also love to have some plugins from codecanyon. Thanks again for this wonderful list. Keep in touch

  7. Amit
    Amit January 12, 2015 at 09:26 | | Reply

    Tnx for great article in a problematic topic 🙂 I mentioned it here in my article about it http://blog.insiteapp.io/i-need-a-plugin-plugin-is-all-i-need-hey-hey/

  8. Olaf Lederer
    Olaf Lederer January 12, 2015 at 09:37 | | Reply

    Hi Marc, nice list most of the repo’s I have never seen before 🙂
    You say about about WP Nuggets, that this is one of the most popular sites. The last posted review on that site is more than 2 years old, are you sure about the populairity?

  9. Waseem A. Syed
    Waseem A. Syed January 12, 2015 at 10:26 | | Reply

    Hey Mark, I love the idea of the post. I know about rankWP, ManageWP, and Plugin Table. The other resources are also cool. I will check em out.

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