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[closed] First WordPattern plugin! Zeitgeist - Enhanced Dashboard (25 posts)

  1. Libertus
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Anyone as irritated as I by Matt's recent April Foolery might be interested in my Dashboard enhancement plugin for WordPress, which I call "Zeitgeist".

    http://www.libertini.net/libertus/zeitgeist/

    Zeitgeist lets you see what is happening on your blog and get there, now!

    Best of all, with Zeitgeist, Matt can't spam you unless you want him to. If you want the Dashboard back, deactivate Zeitgeist.

    Zeitgeist One will be available soon. Beta testers welcome.

  2. Libertus
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I've been busy on Zeitgeist today. There is a new demonstration and a couple of screenshots.

    http://www.libertini.net/libertus/zeitgeist/

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

    Irritated by WordPattern? How can you get irritated by that?

    And Matt does not spam. The dashboard is there to assist those people who wish to keep up with WP news but do not visit those sites.

    And $5? Now that IS a joke, right?

  4. Libertus
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Zeitgeist is all about telling you what is going on.

    You see who you are.

    You see the current time and your interest settings.

    You see a summary of the interesting posts, comments, categories and people.

    You see the most recent posts with comments and commenters of interest.

    You see the most recent comments, where they were made and by whom.

    You see the most recent categories and the posts to which they relate.

    You see the interesting people, what they last did, when and where.

    Then you start to play. Look for titles. Click on the strange symbols. What does that do? click Oooooo...! :)

  5. Libertus
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Why would I joke about money? The time and effort of a professional craftsman is worthy of compensation.

    Zeitgeist saves me time and effort. It makes my blog more convenient to use. That's why I built it. It's a time-saving convenience. You'll save $5 in no time and without effort.

    Why not beta-test? The reward is a release version at no charge. It is a limited offer. First 13 only.

  6. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hahaha...this is too funny.. =D As for coming up with $5.00 in no time, try being in my time once lmao!! Where $5.00 means like having $100.00.. =P Nah, it's not that bad, but still.. $5.00 for a plugin..screw that! I need all the $5.00's I can get my hands on lol!

    spencerp

  7. Libertus
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Aren't you the least bit interested in trying, for no charge, a pre-release version of a plugin that costs a one-off 5 bucks, per blog, per version?

    Matt charges more for Akismet, yet Zeitgeist is 83% better written. http://akismet.com/buy/pro-blogger/

    I'm planning to spend on Google ads. :)

  8. ttech5593
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    But that's if your a Pro-Blogger, and a regular plugin for non-pro bloggers for $5 ? Why?

  9. Libertus
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Because it's worth it. It is a measure of quality. Why else does something come with a price tag?

    A lot of thought goes in to what I make. I write quality code. I'm not so hot on manuals, but I have help.

  10. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i can't believe that people are taking this, too, seriously... lol

  11. Libertus
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm serious. My Zeitgeist plugin is now in final quality test prior to a beta release. It's looking lovely, if I do say so myself!

    I still have a manual to write. Grumble, grumble.

  12. ttech5593
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Oh.. :-) Let me guesss. April Fools ?

  13. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If so, heesh was not only a day late....

  14. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Oh.. :-) Let me guesss. April Fools ?

    Hahaha.. =P

    i can't believe that people are taking this, too, seriously... lol

    I'm not =P, I just think it's funny, that's why I posted what I did with some sarcasm lol! Oh well..time to get back to working on another crappy theme...that's more important than this lmaO!!

    spencerp

  15. Makki
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    wordpress is free to use so i wont pay for an addon to something that is free.

  16. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    makki - it's not real. chill.

  17. Libertus
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ladydelaluna,

    $5 says it's real. Are you a gambler?

    Ask me for the beta code.

  18. Libertus
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Makki,

    That's perfectly fine by me. I probably wouldn't pay for a plugin either, but that is because I can write them.

  19. Libertus
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Guys,

    I appreciate that sometimes words aren't enough to convince, so I have prepared a working demonstration of Zeitgeist.

    http://www.libertini.net/libertus/?error=404

    Play away. If it breaks, I don't want to know. That's live code and I'm still working on it. :)

  20. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If it is real, and you think you'd like to make ANY sort of real money off it - then maybe you should adjust your advertising tactics... because this way has apparantly either resulted in a bunch of disbelievers (like me) or people who think you're ridiculous for charging $5 for a dashboard altering plugin.

  21. Libertus
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ladydelaluna,

    What is there to disbelieve or ridicule?

    Either there is a plugin or there is not. (There is.)

    Either it will cost you $5 or it will not. (It will.)

    Maybe you guys don't really use your blogs, so find the Dashboard sufficient. Zeitgeist is only of use to people with active, living blogs rather than "content-rich" ad revenue generators.

    Don't you believe there is money to be made out of WordPress? I do, but unlike the WordPress developers, I cannot make money by giving my products away.

  22. ladydelaluna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    "is only of use to people with active, living blogs rather than "content-rich" ad revenue generators"

    I'd use caution with that if I were you. Just because someone isn't interested in your "product" doesn't mean that they don't use their blog or that they use it solely for affiliate links.

    What is there to disbelieve or ridicule?

    The fact that you started this "ad" of yours with this line:

    "Anyone as irritated as I by Matt's recent April Foolery might be interested..."

    It makes you look like you're doing this to spite the April Fool's WordPattern joke. Which in turn, makes it look fake and absurd.

    Not that I really should've had to spell that one out for you though, considering you're such a genius - you know, so much smarter than the WP developers and such... (you said so yourself!)

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

    It's software.. relax. Please?

  24. petit
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well guys and dolls, I think it's time to end this thread.
    Libertus, you've made your point by now.
    Anyone wanting to pay for your dashboard plugin has the chance to do so.
    I'd like to point out, that this is a support forum for WordPress users and not a sales platform. It's OK to tell everyone you wrote a plugin but please don't bump this thread eternally.
    Good luck!

  25. ifelse
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ...with Zeitgeist, Matt can't spam you unless you want him to
    ...yet Zeitgeist is 83% better written.

    Generally, insulting people, especially well respected members of the community, doesn't inspire confidence nor professionalism; neither does unsolicited advertising which is what your post amounts to.

    There's nothing wrong with making money; however, I'd suggest adopting a more sensible attitude and approach in future if you wish to succeed.

    Regardless, I've decided to close this thread as it's degenerating into a unproductive flamewar.

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