Picking a WordPress plugin is very hit or miss. No guarantees the plugin will work at all, do what you expected and not be harmful to your site in some way. WordPress themes are given more testing and scrutinity before being listed on the site. Plugins… no.
So the idea of paying for plugin suggestions is not so far fetched. I have spent hours looking for the plugin I wanted to work with the idea(s) I had in mind. Often I come up without what I wanted/ hoped to find.
Would I use this service myself? Not likely. Not a full no but, I do enjoy the plugin shopping, even when I don’t get results. Also, I don’t really think I can communicate fully everything I want to someone else. Being a polite Canadian I would accept the results and then go along and try to find what I really needed on my own.
However, I do think this is an idea/ service which will work. If you are willing to pay for a premium WordPress theme… why not pay someone to help you get the plugins you need? Give you something of a guarantee that the plugins will work for you and help you get them loaded, installed and working too. They don’t claim to be hand-holders but they will give assistance with the recommended plugins. A very good idea for people who don’t want to DIY all the time.
“To be frank, this is a total experiment for me. There are times when it is incredibly difficult to keep Tidy Repo going, but enough people appear to find it useful that I want to keep it around. Maybe that’s just a long way of saying Tidy Repo would be a dream full-time gig for me, if I ever had the opportunity to do so,” he said.
It’s not uncommon for those who have created a helpful tool or community resource, such as Tidy Repo or GenerateWP, to try to find a way to monetize their efforts. Is there a market for the Tidy Repo co-owners’ experiment? Or will WordPress users continue to stumble on the best plugins through trial and error?