We've been building something cool!Nov. 27, 2014
We've been super busy building a tool that will help discover new plugins and new plugin authors, similar to how the site so far helped discover so many WordPress bloggers and sites.
You can see the tool at
It is still in alpha and can only be access through that URL.
The main goal of the tool is to bring attention to new and upcoming plugins that are very hard to discover using conventional methods (WP.org repo).
Best New plugins looks at plugins that have between 10,000 and 100,000 downloads. Score is derived from the recent trends in both downloads and plugin ratings.
Upcoming stars covers plugins with 1,000 to 10,000 downloads. These are really the plugins that are just getting started but already show promise.
The tool also has many unique features like plugin comparison (eg: managewp.org/plugins/info/ultimate-social-media-icons/social-media-icons )
I am super-excited about this tool. Please let us know your feedback!