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Plugin Competition 2.0 Updates

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The WordPress Plugin Competition 2.0 has been getting a lot of good press in the past few weeks and we already have four interesting and useful plugins announced for the competition. If you are planning to participate, why don’t you register on the PluginBlog and post your announcement? The last date to submit your plugin is the 31st of July.
Lots of new prizes have been announced for the competition including over $700 in prize money from myself, Ajay, Jonathan and Darren, a Hostgator sponsored dedicated server for a year, an 8GB iPod Nano from Imthiaz, more hosting from PJMommy, a signed copy of Lorelle’s new book and a copy of Angsuman’s latest Translator Pro.

Thanks to Matt, Lorelle and others for helping to promote the competition. Oz and Lorelle have also helped me make the PluginBlog more user friendly and clean it up. Ajay is helping me judge the competition and I am having email conversations with at least three other prize sponsors for the competition. I am looking for more sponsors and more plugin authors to participate in the competition. Every dollar you sponsor will go directly to the prize pool, will help WordPress plugin development and will assist me in promoting developers who work hard for the community.

I can also promise some fame and fortune if you choose to participate as a Plugin Developer in the competition. :)

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  1. Josh says:

    So wouldn’t it be great if my plugin was “accepted” over at wordpress so I could upload it and submit it to you? ;)

  2. Alex (5 comments.) says:

    There seem to be irregularities in users being accepted for the WP plugins repository. Some people are waiting for weeks and haven’t been accepted yet. I also have applied 3 days ago, but no feedback yet. Maybe you should reconsider the requirement of plugins being hosted at wordpress.org.

  3. Ozh (88 comments.) says:

    Forget it dudes, I’ve killed all competition yet with the preview of my upcoming “Who Sees Ads” plugin ;)

    BTW I do agree with Alex about the hosting requirement. This should be a coder’s decision to host their plugin on their site, or somewhere else, or both. I feel a little bit mitigated about this requirement for myself.

  4. Alex (5 comments.) says:

    Litte Update: I got accepted tonight for the plugin I want to participate with (sorry, Ozh… hard times for your plugin. ;-)).

    Still, I think that self-hosting should be allowed. The wordpress.org repository is a great idea, but until it is (nearly) as easy as with wp-plugins.net for people to add new plugins, it should be up to the authors where they host their stuff.

  5. Darren (1 comments.) says:

    Glad to be involved, and I’ll be featuring the plug-ins submitted on Blogged out over the coming weeks.

  6. Jenny (24 comments.) says:

    I didn’t know lorelle had a book! I’ma have to go look for it now. :D

  7. Jay (1 comments.) says:

    Thanks for the update, HostGator is very excited to be a sponsor of the Plugin Competition! Good luck to all of the developers!



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