Enable Third Party Widgets
I think that WordPress should have a “app store”, when there are all types of third party widgets that can be installed on WordPress blogs. This, I believe, will make the WordPress experience more brilliant and great, with loads of coolness.
I would love loads of coolness.
The idea of a WordPress.com app store, or “widget warehouse,” is a good one. There’s nothing to stop anyone from setting up an unofficial one. It won’t be me, although I do post at my blog, and often here, when I find an interesting widget that works at WordPress.com. An example is the Lala playlist widget:
I think that we’ll see many more widgets available at WordPress.com before the year is out.
A WordPress.com app store, or “widget warehouse,” sounds like a good idea. I’d be interested to know if there are plans for an official one. If not, then an unofficial one might prove popular, perhaps in the form of a page at someone’s WordPress.com blog.
Having said that, it won’t be at my blog. But I do post when I find an interesting new WordPress.com-compatible widget. For example:
I think that we have a lot of WordPress.com/widget coolness coming up in the next few months…
ya…but needs to comply with the strict requirements of wordpress which is difficult…if wordpress could make an “app store”, they could control content like Apple to get the best apps for wordpress users.
I just tried to sign up for Lala and, unfortunately, it is not available beyond the boundaries of the United States.
There is already a very long thread here called something like “Codes for WordPress” where everyone has been invited to contribute cool widget codes they know that work here. You might want to try a search for it.
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