When Magento launched Marketplace, they made a promise to their community to deliver high-quality extensions and themes. They have been working hard to deliver on that promise.
Magento currently invests in ensuring high extension quality by strictly adhering to the following checks for every new extension submission request:
Business review: Ensures that each extension solves a business problem and delivers rich and unique functionality.
Tech review: Detects the presence of viruses, malware, and any indications of plagiarism. Ensures that the package meets Composer packaging and format requirements along with all coding standards.
Marketing review: Verifies that all documentation and appropriate information is provided for each extension.
Now, in 2017, one of Magento’s top priorities is to take improvements to the Extension Quality Program (EQP) to the next level.
Here’s what is happening:
For every extension submitted to Marketplace, Magento will add an automated production verification script and additional manual QA. This will verify that the extension installs without error, is configurable (as applicable), operates as expected, and does not break any Magento functionality.
For all the extensions currently in Marketplace, Magento will re-certify each extension through their new validation steps. Every extension will be installed on Magento 2 and support PHP versions. During the installation, Magento will also switch to production mode. Extensions that fail this step will be notified accordingly and will be suspended from Marketplace unless they promptly deliver any fixes required.
Magento have given early preview of this process and error logs produced by the new validation step to some of their existing technology partners, senior Magento developers, and experts in the community, and they have incorporated their feedback, so magento are confident that you’ll find it easy to understand and take action.
Every extension in Marketplace will be held to the highest standards.
Offering such advanced quality checks to every single extension will initially add time to their reviews. The faster you respond, the faster you can get through the whole review process.
act now to ensure your extensions do not get removed from the magento marketplace.