Magento Development News
Magento recently announced that it has created new quality guidelines for its Magento Connect Marketplace. As per Magento’s PR team, the changes are intended reduce clutter in the marketplace by delisting out-of-date or unvalued extensions thereby increasing the ease with which merchants can find appropriate add-ons. Magento development professionals whose products have been delisted are urged to resubmit their extensions once the necessary adjustments, (outlined in the delisting table below) have been made.
Please review the FAQs provided by Magento for answers to specific questions.
Why is Magento delisting extensions?
We’re delisting extensions based on compatibility with recent versions of Magento, and frequency of download/referral. We believe this will improve the overall quality and discoverability for all extensions in the Magento Connect marketplace.
Which extensions will be delisted?
1. Extensions that are not compatible with Magento Community Edition version 1.3 or higher
2. Paid extensions (Magento Enterprise Edition and Magento Community Edition) that haven’t had any referral traffic from the “Get Extension” button on their Magento Connect listing for 6 consecutive months (Exception: Paid extensions uploaded on or after August 1, 2012 will not be affected).
3. Free extensions (Magento Enterprise Edition and Magento Community Edition) that have been downloaded fewer than five times in 6 consecutive months (Exception: Free extensions uploaded on or after September 1, 2012 will not be affected).
How many extensions will be delisted?
Approximately 20% of all Magento Connect extensions will be delisted.
Is this a one-time initiative?
Maintaining the high quality of extensions available through the Magento Connect marketplace is extremely important to us. We may undertake similar quality control measures in the future.
Is Magento delisting developers or extensions?
Only extensions will be delisted, not developers. A developer may have multiple extensions and only those extensions that fail to meet the new quality control requirements will be delisted.
Do the new requirements apply to both industry partner and developer extensions?
Yes. All extensions available through Magento Connect will be held to the new requirements.
I’m currently using an extension that has been delisted. Can I continue to use it?
Yes. Delisting an extension from Magento Connect won’t affect customers or their installations.
What happens to my listing on Magento Connect when my extension is delisted?
If your extension is delisted, your listing becomes inactive and will no longer be visible. However, your extension will still appear under My Extensions in your Magento Account.
How can I get my extensions relisted on Magento Connect?
If your extension is delisted, you may resubmit your extension to Magento Connect.
What happens to my Ratings and Reviews if my extension is delisted?
If you choose to resubmit your extension and it is accepted, your ratings and reviews will be reinstated