Lately, The Magento Connect team released news about improvement of its extension marketplace. Circulated news by Magento Connect stated, “We are committed to raising the quality and usability of Magento Connect to make it the world’s best eCommerce extension marketplace. To do this, we want to make it easier for merchants to choose extensions that fit their needs, while making it easier for developers to use the power of the Magneto Community to promote their extensions. With more than 6000 extensions in the marketplace, it is critical that we stay focused on improving Connect to provide a superior experience for our merchants, partners, and developers.”
There are various methods at Magento Connect to promote your extensions, and dexterous use of its capabilities can amplify your chances of improving sales. Silent features of extension marketing at Magento Connect includes, developers profile, brief description of extension and extension profile.
Here’s list of changes observe within Magento’s Extension Marketplace
This is interesting. All the outdated and old age extensions have to say good bye. As per news published, extension that are neither updated as per magento releases nor downloaded since long will be removed. By removing these extensions, magento wants to ensure that the Connect marketplace emphasizes on recent and relevant extensions. So developers, make sure that your submitted extensions meet the new quality control requirements.
New Ratings & Reviews System
Back in February, magento connect launched their Review and Rating System to assist developers and merchants in their process of buying extensions. Newly launched system will not only make it easier for merchants to weigh-up extensions, but will also allow developers to improve, support and promote their extensions.
New Theme Subcategories
As a part of marketplace improvement, Magento connect has introduced new subcategories for the Magento Themes and assigned new categories to some extensions. 16 new subcategories will serve merchants to hunt and download theme that suits their precise business requirements. This new update will allow developers to put forward their Magento themes to retailers in specific industries.
New Editorial Content Section
With the aim to make things easier for merchants and developers, new editorial content section is introduced on the Magento Connect. This new update will assist merchants to find extensions of their needs and developers can get more visibility to their product. It includes categories such as Most Recent, Staff Picks and Customer Picks to highlight best and relevant extension at marketplace.
With more than 23% of market share, Magento is a leading ecommerce platform and it would be interesting to see how these improvements can perk-up its market value.
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