What is the WordPress Repository?
WordPress Repository – It is Also known as the Warehouse – WordPress Library where contains free Themes and Plugins that the development community WordPress share for users!
The themes & plugins are available on the WordPress Repository, you can install and update directly on your Website (DashBoard / Appearance / Themes -> Add New or Dashboard / Plugins / Add new).
Themes on the WP Repository
There are Millions of free themes, these are usually very light – these are standard SEO theme but features are not as powerful as commercial themes.
Currently, many famous developers start to offering free themes on the WP Repository and then they develop paid plugins to add features to the theme, such as Astra, GeneratePress, OceanWP, Page Builder Framework, or Hestia theme,etc….
Plugins on WP Repository
Compared to Themes, the free Plugins on the WP Repository is more popular.
Almost everything you need for WordPress Website can be performed by these plugins.
Big Developers often maintain two versions of Free & Premium in parallel, but according to normal users, the Free version has responded well.
How to choose Themes and Plugins on the WP Repository
Each of your needs often has dozens of themes, plugins that can meet your needs.
For example, you need a plugin to backup & restore WordPress, you type the word “backup” in the search box, a dozen popular and highly-rated names will appear for you to install it freely:
In order to choose the best one, we need to consider the following factors:
- Reviews: high rating rate & the number of ratings that indicate user satisfaction. However, in addition to people have ridiculous reviews: 1 or 2 stars because the plugin doesn’t have the features which they want. So few plugins are appreciated absolutely 5 or 4 stars except for plugins that few users use it – it has few reviewers.
- Updated status: many plugins are very good but these have not updated for a few years, you should look for similar plugins but it is updated regularly to ensure security and compatibility with new versions of WordPress.
- Choose the one that fits your needs: there are many themes, plugins that have the same features. But if you choose many features that you do not need, it will make the site be more cumbersome.
Limitations of Themes & Plugins from WP Repository
The most common drawback is that you receive very little technical support.
Many users rate the developers 1 or 2 stars with harsh comments because it does not have technical support or slow feedback.
Most of the users often like to complain or inquire, while they do not spend time to search the Internet or see the Documents which are provided clearly by the author.
We are forced to accept the lack of support directly from the author – nobody has enough time to control with thousands of people.
If you want to get technical support from the author directly – you must buy a paid version or use other paid plugins with the same features!
In the following section, we will look through the best Free Themes – Plugins from the WP Repository!