My latest add on for the concrete 5 marketplace was just approved. You can download it here.
I have some high hopes that this will be a well-selling add-on for me, it seems to have more widespread appeal than anything else that I've created. The ability to undelete pages on a concrete 5 web site is a pretty huge thing, and I think pretty much everyone with a website using this content management system could use this functionality. Now the real hard part is going to be figuring out how to market the add-on and show it to people that might actually want it. I'm not sure what the best way to market add-ons is, the way I usually go about it is to just leave it in the marketplace and hope that it will be noticed. I wish there was a better way to go about it.
Still, for only 15 dollars I think it will end up being a pretty good seller. The search for 'undelete' or 'deleted pages' on the concrete5.org marketplace takes you right to my code, which is really what I wanted. I guess time will really tell if I created something that's going to become pretty much ubiquitous for everyone that uses this CMS. Ideally that's where I'd like to be, I'd want for people developing shops to just install this by default on all new sites they make, I'd like to see it as recommended code when someone sets up a new website as well. I think maybe doing some searching through the concrete5.org forums might do me some good too, maybe there are people who have had trouble where they accidentally deleted pages and I can reply to those threads with a link to the code, so then now they could have a way to fix it in the future. That's probably a pretty good idea. There are probably people who have posted up on blogs and personal websites too, the more links I can create that point back at this add-on the better my chances of showing up on google searches as well.
At any rate, I'm happy that it finally got through the review process. It was pretty much one long day's worth of coding to create the package in the first place, then nearly 3 weeks sitting in marketplace review. There is a ton of stuff in review right now, so it's not surprising, but still, it kind of sucked waiting and waiting knowing that the code was good but not being able to sell it.
And yeah, I'm pretty excited about it, I will probably post up when I make the first sale, as well.