Are there any plans for an official BE Gallery for premium add-ons?

Topics: ASP.NET 2.0, Business Logic Layer, Controls, Themes
Jan 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Without some kind of viable marketplace, developer interest/motivation to produce and commit to add-ons is likely to be somewhat limited.

Compare a search for "Premium BlogEngine Themes" with a search for "WordPress Premium Themes", interesting contrast.

Of course WordPress is huge, and it got that way not just by being good, but because it has an army of developers, in part, attracted by an ecosystem of vibrant marketplaces. Is BlogEngine at the point where community members start to build their own commercial products around the platform... maybe. Is do it yourself promotion a viable option? probably not for most prospective developers who might just want to test the water, before investing time.