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New Filter Controls: Discover “Commercial” and “Community” in the Theme and Plugin Directory
In late 2022,new categorizations were introduced in the Theme and PluginPluginA plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Directory to enhance your browsing experience. These filters categorize plugins/themes as “Commercial” and “Community,” to help you find the most suitable options for your WordPress website. Here’s what you need to know about the “Commercial” and “Community” filters:
Commercial: The Commercial filterFilterFilters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. allows you to discover themes and plugins developed by professional companies and individuals who offer their products for a fee. These premium options often come with dedicated support, advanced features, and customization options.
Community: The Community filter showcases themes and plugins created by the WordPress community. These products are often developed by passionate individuals who share their work for free or follow an open-source philosophy. It’s a great way to support the community while finding high-quality options without any financial commitment.
Your feedback has been invaluable in shaping these updates, and your ongoing input is highly appreciated.
While the filter controls have been introduced, work is continuously underway to improve the browsing experience and refine the visual aspects of the Theme and Plugin Directory as part of the site redesign.
We hope these new filter controls will make your exploration of the Theme and Plugin Directory more enjoyable and efficient. Give them a try and let us know your thoughts!
How can I add these categorizations to my theme/plugin?