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WordPress Plugin and Mod Competition (33 posts)

  1. Laughinglizard
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Everyone does know that the plugin competition is underway .... right?
    Shame on me for not officially mentioning it here, but the WordPress Plugin and Mod Competition officially started on April 15th and has been gathering steam.
    Some good plugins have been submitted and plugin authors have been very responsive! There are a couple of requests for plugins on that blog and people have been visiting the wiki to get more information and to add their names to the list.
    If you are a plugin developer, sign up and sign in on PluginBlog to ask for plugin idea requests, beta testing requests or to just announce a plugin. Thank you to everyone that is participating and everyone that is helping.
    In spite of a good response from developers, we still need more participants and more plugins. There is a lot of money, praise and appreciation to be won! If you know of someone that would be a good participant, feel free to prod them. We would also really appreciate links back to the blog and the wiki from your blog.

    In addition to the participation hoopla, we are actively seeking prize donations from the community and sponsorship ads for the blog and the wiki. Prizes can be anything. If you would like to help the WordPress community and have a couple of books or gift certs lying around, please email us (at mark at wltc dot net) and let us know.

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'd be happy to jump in, but I have so much code that's 'already released'. I guess there's some quick new things I could do, or even some 'add-ons' to current code (like using my XMLParser to grab non-RSS data?).

    If there's more postings to the 'developer wanted' section, that'd help. ;)

    -d

  4. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    one thing I would love to see is just as we have compliant themes, to have as many compliant plugins as possible. I understand this isn't always possible to achieve, but it would be nice to have the entire thing as compliant as possible, rather than having to disable plugin number 2 because it throws up validation errors

  5. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've been looking for the actual plugins to see what people have contributed, but the above link has me scrolling through alot of plugin requests. Is there a central directory/list of plugin entries to poke and prod and try?

    This is very exciting. When is the deadline?

  6. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The Plugin Wiki has a list of current entries, at the bottom of the main page.

  7. jennmiller
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've found some really terrific plugins through the competition. I am now looking into being able to donate toward the prizes ;)

    ....just donated :)

  8. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the clarity. I didn't realize that the thirteen listed were the entries. We need to advertise this contest more.

    Come on, if you are holding back on your plugin entry - stop holding back. This is a great way of giving back to the WordPress Community. Sure wish I had the time and stuffing to do a plugin, but cheers on all who are participating!!! GO GO GO GO GO GO!

  9. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    WE NEED MORE PLUGINS.

    This is just a sublte hint for those of you thinking about entering the plugin contest. The WordPress Community is counting on you all to help us use WordPress better with your additions and efforts. Thanks!

  10. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Moderated
    Personal attacks are not welcome here.
    If you cannot help, do not post.

    Flames WILL BE DELETED.
    Don't like that ? Tough.

  11. Michael Bishop

    Posted 9 years ago #

    Why was my original post asking a question deleted? Or was that some kind of retribution for using the word pithy?

  12. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    miklb, please encourage your friend to enter their plugin in the contest. We're all trying to encourage people here.

    There are a few plugins by people that I'd love to take out of their hands and enter in the contest because they either don't want to (inadequacy maybe) or not ready. But we have to let the plugin authors decided. Doesn't mean we can't push and shove a little. That's just another word for encouragement <g>

  13. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    miklb - my apologies for deleting your query. Sorry !

  14. Michael Bishop

    Posted 9 years ago #

    All's good. It's not a friend, just a plugin that was passed on through this site. It hasn't been "released" and what was, was done since the 15th. I posted at their site telling them about the competition, and encouraged them to do so. That was since the original question, and all the drama.
    Maybe now that there are monetary prizes, more people will be encouraged to enter.

  15. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I sure hope so, money prizes or not. There are some brilliant folks out there making plugins that I totally and completely depend upon with WordPress.

    Besides, making plugins for WordPress is a nice way to get your name in lights! :-)

    Thanks for encouraging them to enter the competition. We need to spread the word about this contest. It's so fun to see what creative things people come up with.

  16. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Also, when is the deadline for the contest? The wiki says April 15 + 2 months - so I assume June 15?

  17. Laughinglizard
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Deadline is June 15th. Thanks for bringing this up Lorelle. More info at that link.

    http://weblogtoolscollection.com/archives/2005/05/08/wordpress-plugin-competition-deadline/

    :)

  18. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I see the number of plugin entries is growing. Keep up the great work. There's some wonderful new additions.

  19. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Wow, here are some interesting numbers. About 25 days before the contest deadline and 24 plugins vying for over $1000 in cash and prizes. It's getting closer....tick tock hint hint. Get your plugin entries in!

    **Yikes, that sounded bad but true.**

  20. Elliott C. Bäck
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Oh, Lorelle, do I have a shocker for you ;) I'll be working on it before I start my internship in Seattle--we'll see how fast it progresses... but it might just tip the scales in favour of the "completely weird" category...

  21. AndWat
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Are WP-specific Greasemonkey scripts eligible? I'm guessing not, but thought I'd check.

  22. Michael Bishop

    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm not familiar with "greasemonkey scripts" but follow the link, it outlines the rules. I do believe it has to meet the definition of a plugin, as something that can be activated from the dashboard for installation. Other steps can be invovled, but the codex has specific language regarding a plugin.

  23. fred
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This is so cool. There are some really creative people here.

    http://weblogtoolscollection.com/pluginwiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

    With all that creativity, can someone fix this page? It's really hard to read and find information. One plugin link has no informtaion. It's hard to know what is what and I think there are some neat things there. It's just hard to use.

  24. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Okay, as of tomorrow folks, it's about 15 days before D-Day on the Plugin Contest.

    There are some awesome entries.

    And I agree with Fred, the front page is sad, but still, get your entries in there and help add more great tools to the WordPress Community. I've certainly benefited from a few of these gems.

  25. hesed2
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Lorelle, were you ever a cheerleader? :)

  26. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Nope, but since I use and abuse plugins, I'm a big fan.

    Yep, a plugin cheerleader!!

    That sounds terrible! ;-)

    Cheerleader plugin...much better.

  27. DJ Rg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    here's an idea/request for a mod or plugin for WP ..if someone came up with the correct mod ..you surely would win ;-) the plug in contest here at WP

    ~*~

    I want to add a mod/option so members can record and post audio - this would be the same as a text post or comment but they could include a voice message with it such as a mp3 or wav.

    i know there is audioblogger and audioblog but they have their limitations .. for 1) they have to make a LD phone call ..2) AudioBlog requires a subcriptions and ..3) you need to use their limited space..

    BUT

    i would like them to be able to record their message right there on the blog (most people wont take the time to record on their computer not to mention that they dont even know they can) ..so i need a hack to simplify the process for them...

    thank you!

    :D

    ps ..if you are not sure what i am talking about please ask me ..i really want this hack ..also i am posting it under 2 topics (forgive me) - (would be a great option to be included the next WP too)

  28. _erik_
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i'm posting my request in here, hoping that people able to code-a-wp-plugin are frequently visiting this thread. (mod please delete if its wrong place - or theres a better one)

    as i posted in the german wordpress.de forum right here (in german) i'd really love to see a plugin for the folderblog gallery script. if i had any php-coding skill or some more experience i'd love to write it on my own, but.... ^

    as folderblog generates main and archive-view from template files, and folderblog-specific parameters are needed to handle (open) a certain image(-page) i had difficulties to integrate it into a static wordpress-page.
    furthermore folderblog doesnt need a database to work, what i'd like to keep that way...
    maybe there are already enough plugins out there to get a workaround for me? i have no idea now...

    another idea is to make the folderblog-files be able reading the corresponding wp-database-tables in order to get all necessary things to show the sidebar in a folderblog-template... is that possible (idea came up because my try integrating fb into wp failed - so i thought "why not integrate wp-sidebar into fb...?")

    btw: thing i did was writing a CategoryIndex for folderblog, that gets all data from folderblog-config-files and displays a thumb for all categories and tells how many images are in each category

    i hope my posts' intention came across :|
    hope someone can help!
    thanks in advance :-)

  29. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yikes, the WordPress Plugin Contest is over!!!!

    Hope everyone got their plugins in and can't wait for the decision.

    So when are the winners going to be announced? CAN'T WAIT!!!

  30. nik
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    We have entered our plugin, Kramer, into the competition. Kramer uses Technorati to show links to your blog posts as either pingbacks or comments. What this means is that you no longer need to use pingback for your post to show on a linked posts page, as Kramer automatically discovers inbound links to a post and displays them. More details about the plugin, as well as examples of it working are here:

    http://www.nik.com.au/projects/kramer/

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