Plugins

Dustin Bolton, one of the lead developers for PluginBuddy.com goes into detail on their solution to solve the Gulf Oil Spill. Nice to see those guys putting that fancy drawing board in their new office to good use. By the way, I hope that piece of paper didn’t come out (more…)

In this episode of WordPress Weekly, Jake and I chatted with three commercial plugin authors. Two of which are in the middle of maintaining a successful business while the third was just getting started. The panel members consisted of Carl Hancock of Rocketgenius, Jonathan Davis of the Shopp e Commerce (more…)

I’m dedicating the entire month of April to the commercialization of WordPress through themes, plugins and services on WordPress Weekly. Each week will feature a round-table of guests in each field that is either currently in the market or has substantial experience in the market. Joining me to co-host these (more…)

Unfortunately, I had to cut off about 15 minutes of the show because of audio problems associated with my connection to talkshoe through X-Lite which is usually very stable. The first 15 minutes explained my week of webhosting hell as well as the weird random issues I’ve been encountering but (more…)

Zen is a distraction free plugin that removes just about everything in order for you to concentrate on your words. Franky over at BloggingPro.com has a good writeup going into more details on how the plugin works. If you’re a fan of ‘anti-clutter’ plugins such as simple email notifications, you’ll (more…)

After I published my review of BackupBuddy yesterday, I managed to talk Cory Miller into letting me give away a single and a developer membership option to two lucky commenters. I’d like to announce that Kevin has won the single membership version while Jeremy LeRay takes the developer version. In (more…)

It’s exciting times for the guys over at iThemes as they have finally launched their commercial plugin store, PluginBuddy. PluginBuddy is a seperate entity of iThemes whereas iThemes concentrates on themes while PluginBuddy is strictly commercial plugins. Just like iThemes, the plugins on PluginBuddy.com will be licensed under the GPL. (more…)

Scribu who is the author of the Front-end Editor plugin that I reviewed in April 2009 has published some common mistakes found within themes. For some reason, themes sometimes don’t have the wp_footer template tag declared which is used by analytic plugins such as Woopra and by Front-end editor. The (more…)

Vsellis who is a member of the WordPress community has put together a movement which he hopes will catch on. He is declaring that on March 1st, everyone should make a $5.00 donation to their favorite plugin or plugin-author. If you participate in this event, be sure to send out (more…)

A few days ago, I mentioned that the readme file for repository hosted plugins was updated so that authors could provide a short explanation as to why a user should upgrade to the newest version. The readme file has been updated again to include support for videos. According to Michael (more…)

In the past few days, I’ve seen a lot of discussions centered around author credits in themes and plugins. Part of these discussions center around this particular guideline in the plugin repository: The plugin must not embed external links on the public site (like a “powered by” link) without explicitly (more…)