#2 Apr 03, 2008 05:29
The way the plugin directory works is that a plugin author has to submit the plugin to that site. The administrator there doesn't go searching for stuff is the thing - submitted plugins get added. I'm sure the administrator checks to see that the submission really does go to a plugin, and that the message isn't foul or obscene - of course. But basically it is up to those who write plugins to say to the plugins page "please share this with the b2evolution community".
BTW here's my deal on plugins: first I want it so I write it. Or I want the technical challenge so I write it. Either way, I make something that gets the job done, and technically I'm done. Then I triple the size of it to make it be something that might have appeal to the entire b2evolution user base out there. Flexibility for multi-blogs multi-blogger installs yah? Then I make a blog post about it. Then I make a forum post about it. Then I submit it to the plugins page. Somewhere in there I usually realize my last couple of plugins have a problem that needs to be fixed so I have to add updating them to my personal todo list. As you can imagine, it's a bit more time consuming to share one than to make one ;)
Anyway obviously these last two haven't gone through the full process yet yah? But hey that's not something you should be looking at the plugins page administrator over: it is up to the plugin author to submit it. Tell ya what: since you called me on it and there is really no good reason to NOT share my plugins on the official plugins page I'll get both of mine that aren't there added to that site. By submitting them of course :)