I launched Plugin Republic at the end of 2018. Before then, the site was branded as Catapult Themes, selling WordPress themes and plugins, but I decided to concentrate on plugins and specifically on plugins for WooCommerce.
Plugin Republic is pretty small: I do most of the plugin development plus we have three people involved in development and support.
There are pros and cons to buying your plugins from a small company but among the pros I’d highlight some key considerations:
- This is my business so it’s critical to me personally that my customers are happy: if you’re not happy, I’m not getting paid
- I built the products myself so I know exactly what they can do and what not. If you have a question, you won’t need to wait for three days while your ticket gets escalated to another team
- If you find a bug, I look to issue a fix immediately. I don’t have to lodge a request with the development team – because I am the development team
All this hopefully makes buying your plugin through Plugin Republic a faster, more reliable and more responsive experience.
I’m based in the UK and I’ve been building things in WordPress since 2009 – everything from sites for individuals and small businesses through to much larger sites for corporations and charities. Since 2018, I’m also a certified expert on Codeable.