Their jobs aren’t easy. They pull their hair out (and turn some parts gray) building their WordPress Plugins, then are assaulted by bug reports and users begging them to fix their Plugins because “we love them and we need them and can’t run our blogs without them”, all for no money nor return on their investment. Their days are spent responding to comments about the Plugin, often to users who can’t follow the most basic instructions, and chasing down reports of problems in the WordPress Support Forums.
So, I’m dedicating February to WordPress Plugins and WordPress Plugin authors. I’ll be writing 30 posts about different WordPress Plugins and the art of the WordPress Plugin.
I’ll be writing about a variety of WordPress Plugins to help you blog and help you manage your blog. I’ll point to some fun ones, and some serious ones, that will help your blog’s readers and searchers.
I’ll also be talking directly to WordPress Plugin authors and WordPress Theme designers on how WordPress Plugins should, and shouldn’t, work on our WordPress blogs. And if you feel an urge to write your own WordPress Plugin, I’ll give you some tips on what you need to know on how to write a WordPress Plugin.
Expect a lot of stuff about WordPress Plugins in February, 30 days worth, and expect to find some fun WordPress Plugins along the way.
Hint to WordPress Plugin Authors: I may be talking about your WordPress Plugin(s), so make sure they are up-to-date and working with the latest version of WordPress. Get your documentation and instructions in order, because whether or not your WordPress Plugin is mentioned, expect the fun to rub off on yours.
WordPress Plugins Blast From the Past
To warm you up, here are some WordPress Plugins I’ve covered in the past:
- One Year Anniversary Review: WordPress Plugins
- Technical Tips for Publishing a Series of Articles on Your Blog
- The Ultimate Tag Warrior WordPress Plugin
- Combining Ultimate Tag Warrior With Jerome’s Keywords WordPress Plugins – Meet Tags in the Head
- Comment Live Preview Placement
- WordPress Sidebar Widgets Goes Full Version WordPress Plugin
- How to Write a Simple WordPress Plugin
- WordPress Hooks – All of Them
- New WordPress Plugin Installer
- WordPress Pluggable Functions and Plugins by Nadgouda
- Google Analytics and Feedburner Reports Plugin for WordPress
- Taking Notes in WordPress
- Adsense Beautifier WordPress Plugin and Imaged Adsense Ads Banned
- Revitalizing Your Blog’s Past Posts
- WP-Quotes Random Quote Generator WordPress Plugin Now a Widget
- WordPress Plugin to Whisper Comments to the Blog Administrator
- Hosting Your Own Flash Player and Movies on Your WordPress Blog
- Are WordPress Themes and Plugins Ready for Internet Explorer 7?
- phpMyAdmin WordPress Plugin: Database Access from Administration Panels
- Lean, Mean, and Clean WordPress Write Post Panel
- Maxpower’s Digital Fingerprint WordPress Plugin Updated
- AntiLeech Splog Stopper: Fighting Back Against Content Thieves
- Batch Image Uploader WordPress Plugin and Image Plugins
- Creating Effective, Attention-Getting Headlines and Titles
- Adding Video to Your WordPress Blog
- WP-SNAP WordPress Plugin: Alphabetized Index Listing of Posts for Category Pages
- blogHelper Begins WordPress Plugins Reviews
- Adsense Injection – Random Adsense Ads in Your WordPress Post Content
- Custom Search Engine Landing Page – Customized Welcome Mat
- When the Burden of Support is Too Great
- Canvas WordPress Plugin: Build Your Own WordPress Theme