Magento has announced that approximately 20% of all extensions currently available on Magento Connect will be delisted and removed from tomorrow.
Extensions effected will be those not compatible with Magento version 1.3 or higher, any free extensions (Magento Enterprise Edition and Magento Community Edition) which have been downloaded less than 5 times in the last 6 months and paid extensions (Magento Enterprise Edition and Magento Community Edition) which have not had any referral traffic on Magento Connect for 6 consecutive months.
Magento is beginning their 'spring clean', which should aid companies like us to sort the wheat from the chaff in terms of finding trusted extensions.
One of the wonderful things about Magento is the fact that the possibilities are endless. Being open source and the market leader in terms of e-commerce platforms, Magento has a huge following and an army of developers who create intuitive and useful extensions, designed to enhance user experience, increase sales, assist your marketing efforts, integrate with existing tools and better aid the management of your online business. There is, however, the odd extension that we have encountered over the years that has come with more issues than the back catalogue of Vogue, so for us this latest news from Magento is music to our ears! We hope that it is the beginning of a clamp down on extensions that are not up to scratch.
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