HealthyWP: Crowd sourcing WordPress plugins user experience. Building a healthier, more secure Internet one WordPress installation at a time.
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* previously known as WordPress Plug-in Observatory

Welcome to HealthyWP project. We are thrilled you stopped by. If you are familiar with WordPress, the Content Management System that powers 30% of the web, consider lending us a hand ;)

What is HealthyWP?

HealthyWP aims to become a platform for crowd sourcing good and bad experiences on using or combining plugins in WordPress installations. The analysis of those experiences will be available openly via a user friendly portal, enabling them to build more effective and secure WordPress websites.

On a second level we intend on extending the platform to make use of state of the art software evaluation metrics to provide further information about the source code of the plugins themselves. This way we will help the authors of the plugins focus on usability, security and effectiveness as they extend or maintain them.

Why WordPress?

WordPress platform has become a standard choice when it comes to Content Management Systems (CMS). Is is a Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) project which means is can be freely downloaded, used, altered and even sold (under the term of its license).

Moreover, a huge community built around it is responsible for more than 50.000 plugins, available also as FLOSS. Unfortunately not all WordPress plug-ins are “playing well” with each other, nor are properly maintained. Those conflicts sometimes extend to incompatibility with the WordPress version itself or the WordPress theme that is being used.

Wanna help?

We will be honored to work with you!

HealthyWP is an Open Source Software project, therefore, it will be difficult not to find a role that suits your skill set.

I have a technical background:

We are working in creating a WordPress plug-in that will allow the users of our platform to send us their feedback. Moreover, in the same project we will be creating the platform that will host the data from the users.

So if you have experience in back-end development, WordPress plug-in development or web development in general, your expertise will be invaluable :)

I don't have a technical background:

Great! Non-tech contributors are equally valuable for an open source project since they can help with a great deal of things!

If you are a graphic designed, a UI/UX expert, a marketer, a translator, a lawyer, a WordPress advocate or user, please consider joining us. You can really make a difference to our project's evolution.

Where to go next?

Following you'll find a list of project resources which provide a deeper understanding of HealthyWP in terms of goals, organization of work and community, etc.

Contributor's guidelines

Set of guidelines for contributing to HealthyWP.

Project Documentation

Here you can find information about:

  • Project requirements
  • Tools & Infrastructure
  • Project documentation

Project Roadmap

An outline and plan for the work ahead.

Code of conduct

There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.

(Jedi Code, via Wookieepedia)_

Business Model - Open Canvas

Defines project's goals, strategy, and needs for resources.

Contact us

If you want to report a problem or suggest an enhancement we'd love for you to open an issue at this Github repository because then we can get right on it.

You can also contact Apostolos by e-mail (kritikos AT socialmind DOT gr) or on twitter.

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