GoDaddy Launches New WordPress Plugin Partner Program

GoDaddy launched a new WordPress Plugin Partner Program to help with the discovery and use of plugins in the WordPress community.

The company announced thew news at WordCamp U.S. on Friday.

“With 40,000+ plugins available, it can be difficult for developers to have their plugin rise above the noise. GoDaddy’s program boosts visibility of the best WordPress plugins, giving authors a chance to drive downloads, and making it easier for small businesses and web developers to find a plugin that meets their needs,” a spokesperson for GoDaddy tells WebProNews.

When plugin authors become GoDaddy-verified partners, they get access to exclusive, on-demand support and a direct line of communication to the company’s customer service. They also get platform-tuning assistance to allow the plugins to maintain a “high quality user experience” on GoDaddy’s platform.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of the WordCamp US conference and celebrations this week, and to announce our Plugin Partnership Program, the first of its kind to market,” said Jeff King, SVP & GM Hosting, Security, GoDaddy. “Through new relationships fostered by this program, we hope to help authors stand out among the over 40,000 plugins and roughly 10,000 themes in the rapidly growing and expansive ecosystem, raise the bar for plugins, drive more downloads and delight customers with quality offerings.”

Verified partners also get referrals from integrated GoDaddy placements, which the company says will help boost downloads and activity.

Partners will receive a badge to display on their website.

By Chris Crum

Chris Crum is a staff writer and content coordinator for iEntry.