Do you have any advice on how to vet plugins when users request them? So far I follow the process below, but if you have any advice, I’d appreciate it:
*Determine if we need the plugin or if it can be coded in directly.
*If we need it then check the meta data WP page on the plugin and verify that it is compatible with my version of WP, check the support tab for known issues and plugin conflicts, check that the plugin is updated often/recently, and check the ratings (but don’t rely too heavily on those).
* Poll the experts at WPMUdev
*Poll the masses on twitter