We know, it’s only been a day since we released our API, but we have something nice for you today as well. In our quest to help people find better applications our latest project is a WordPress plugin that you as a blogger can add to your post and display great alternatives to applications you write about.
The plugin is really simple to use. You just add the shortcode ** and it will add some basic info about the application and its top rated alternatives on AlternativeTo.
You can also filter by license and platform.
- License filters: free,opensource and commercial. If you use free all applications that has Free, Open Source, Free with limited functionality and Free for personal use will be listed. Open Source and Commercial just list the items that has these licenses.
- Platform filter: You can filter by multiple platforms but they will do a OR query. So if you use windows|linux we will give you all items that is Windows OR Linux.
There are three different skins avaliable right now, but feel free to modify it the way you like it, or build your own plugin based on our API.
Hopefully we will see more plugins in the future – both made by us and by the AlternativeTo user community. If you are a developer and have done something nice based on our API please let us know so we can tell our users about it.
We would also appreciate imput from experienced php and WordPress developers on how to improve the plugin in any way.