Promoting Wordpress Plugins
So a couple days ago I finalized the beta of a new Wordpress plugin: wp-click-track. But, well, no one knows about it yet. Which is a shame because it's pretty cool (IMHO anyway). What to do... what to do?
Turns out there are all sorts of options available to promote your plugin.
A warning though: you will need to create multiple online identities with a few websites and none of them offer OpenID so be sure to crack open your identity manager before starting. (BTW, WTF is up with that? I mean, even Wordpress makes you create different identity to host a plugin. This is in addition to your current Wordpress account. Get it together people!)
Anyway, here's a list of places to start:
Plugins/Plugin Compatibility Wiki*
Select the version(s) of Wordpress your plugin is compatible with and add your plugin to the compatibility list.
*You have to sign up for an account first!
Add Your Plugin to Wordpress.com
By signing up with Wordpress you get access to the subversion repository for managing your plugin. You already have to know subversion (but of course you already do; I'm sure). Just fill out the form and you'll receive an email with instructions on how to add your files to the repo.
One more note on the Wordpress Plugin Repository; pay attention to the format of your readme.txt. The format of this effects your plugin page on the site; if the format is off your page won't be accurate and there's about a 5 minute delay between when you update the repository and when the changes show up online. Be sure to check out the readme.txt validator to make sure the format's ok.
Fill out the form and submit. NOTE: You'll need a different set of credentials.
Pretty basic here: Create account, fill out form. I'm not really sure how trafficked this site is but it's recommended by Wordpress.com for plugin so there you go.
Weblog Tools Collection
They seem to have an ongoing list of new and updated plugins.