WP Custom Fields Contest: Aaron Brazell, techie extraordinaire from Technosailor (also responsible for the technology strategy and implementations for b5media) is sponsoring a “Custom Fields” Contest for WordPress. Basically, it is a contest to show off the best use of Custom Fields implementation in a WordPress Blog. The results will be judged on visual aesthetics, code examples and SEO benefits derived from the custom use of Custom Fields in WordPress. He will be offering cash prizes totalling $200 and is looking for sponsors and other cash and prizes for the contest. The last date to enter the contest is February 28th. It looks like he has some stellar help in judging the contest and that should make his life (and the contest) a lot easier on turn around time.
I remember how excited I was to find custom fields in the CVS when I was working on Pictorialis and used them to store EXIF information for the pictures in the database. Custom Fields are truly an underused but extremely useful and extensible part of WordPress. At present I use Custom Fields on this blog to store various tidbits of data on posts and pages. With the recent MySql upgrade, I have been writing some gnarly code with views and triggers on this information that gives me a far greater insight into the various aspects of this blog.