[wp-hackers] Advertising on plugin pages

Nathan Rice ncrice at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 17:04:58 GMT 2009

I personally have no problem with it. I ran a similar idea (for themes) by
Matt, and he seemed to approve. I assume the same would be true for plugins.

However, like all advertising, it has the potential to get out of hand,
loading the plugin/theme directory with flashy, ad-filled, fluff plugins
that were developed for the sole purpose of revenue.  At that point, they
will probably have to lower the hammer and remove all plugins/themes with

If the community can learn to self regulate, these kinds of problems can be
avoided.  But if not, the whole class will be punished (to reference a
common metaphor).


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On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 11:43 AM, Joost de Valk <joost at yoast.com> wrote:

> Hey,
> In my ever ongoing quest to find a way to make some money with all my
> plugins while still keeping them under the GPL and not charge for them, I
> was wondering how the "community" (as in you hackers and the ppl from
> Automattic) would react to advertising on plugins settings pages. I'm
> talking about adding one 125x125 ad spot to the top right of my plugins
> settings pages. Any thoughts?
> Best,
> Joost
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