weDevs is enlarging its community with innovative software. Today weDevs is entering WP Hive– a bold new take on the WordPress repository. WordPress users will get a better, more robust and beautiful way for plugin insight, searching, comparing, and more.
The Idea Behind WP Hive
For the last 10 years, there are no notable improvements in WordPress.org repository. Though they are very busy building the future with Gutenberg but the existing experience of WordPress.org did not improve.
A few months ago we wanted to use a minimalistic looking social sharing button. We searched through a lot of free plugins but we were undone without any success. Maybe we are too picky or professionally biased, but all we wanted was a clean, minimal social share plugin & subscriber popup – that doesn’t hurt readability or makes the site slow.
Whenever we used a plugin that was either too heavy or did not meet our needs.
On the second day, we started testing each plugin and checking memory usage, page loading impact by each plugin. Because we only wanted to use cleanly coded plugins that don’t take many resources. We started manually activating the plugin, testing it on Pingdom tools, measuring memory usage and whatnot. All the tests were manually done!
So, we think, if there is a website which can automatically answer our most common questions like-
- How much memory it has been using?
- Does it impact page speed?
- Is the plugin regularly updated?
Won’t it be awesome? Well, we build a website where now you can get all those answers automatically. We have named it WP Hive.
Highlights of WP Hive: A Smart WordPress Repository
WP Hive has some super cool features for you. Let’s discover them together.
Have you ever wondered how much impact a plugin has on your WordPress website? There hasn’t been any tool to measure this, until now. WP Hive is here to do the measurement. This Plugin Testing tool automatically tests a plugin and gives you better insights.
Compare Plugins Side by Side
Suppose you want to compare two plugin, side by side like smartphones. WP Hive’s Plugin Comparison enables you to compare two plugins side by side, giving you a better sense of the difference between those plugins.
How WP Hive Handles Each Plugin Data
This tool has a unique way to handle all the data. Let’s see.
- The management scripts, plugin crawler, testing scripts and so on
- All of them run on a VPS with 8 CPU cores and 8 GB of RAM. This server is almost certainly more powerful than it needs to be for this project
- The test sites are hosted on Google Cloud VM instances, one site/plugin per instance. The machine type is n1-standard-1
- Whenever there is a new plugin update – the crawler gets it within 1-3 days. If there’s an older test data, it gets replaced with the new test data from the new release of that particular plugin
How to Search For Plugins with This WordPress Repository
Head over to the homepage and start searching the plugin by its name. Of course, the search is predictive- the way search should be in 2020!
Obviously, we did not end there. We measured each plugin and its impact on the server’s memory and we are showing it with beautiful charts.
Plugin memory usage
You can also view how many tables the plugin has created into your WordPress database and view the different WP-Options.
How WP Hive is Comparing Plugins
One of the most unique thing about WP Hive is that you can compare two plugins side by side.
After you input and press the Compare button- WP Hive offers you a table-style comparison of memory consumption, speed and a lot of other parameters. We believe it will massively help you to choose between two plugins.
Discover Plugins by Different Metrics
We know whoever has topped the first page of Google, will get the advantage. A new plugin can’t compete with the already established plugins. This changes with WP Hive.
WP Hive is the new Appstore for WordPress. Just like you find apps from Play Store or Appstore- you can find plugins on WP Hive by different categories.WP Hive
That means you can search for plugins using the most searched keywords using the search button on the discover page.
You can filter the result to your liking, the ratings and characteristics of each plugin, everything. You can filter the plugins based on several criteria including
- Top Rated This Week
- Top Rated This Month
- Search By Most Popular This Week
- Also Most Popular This Month
- And Most Popular All Time
You can also find plugins based on their ratings/reviews. This includes all categories.
WP Hive as WordPress Repository: What’s Next?
There is no doubt that WP Hive is a better version of WordPress repo. In fact, this plugin store has more customization than an app store which can help you to insight, compare, test, and many more.
Enjoy better WordPressing from today and upgrade your WordPress experience. If you have more questions visit the FAQ Page.
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