After upgrading my website to WordPress 2.8 Baker I knew there would be a flurry of activity as plugin developers updated their stuff for the latest version of WordPress.
However, when I logged in to my admin panel and saw that 6 plugins had upgrades after a very short time frame since I had last checked I suspected one author might have updated their stuff. My suspicion was right.
The prolific WordPress plugin programmer Lester Chan had updated all of his WordPress plugins to be compatible with WordPress 2.8. If your unfamiliar with Lester’s work than you are missing out on some of the best plugins for WordPress and I highly recommend you check them out.
So how popular is Lester’s work? Check out his Top 10 Downloaded Plugins (borrowed from his website as of this posting):
WP-Polls – 241,750 downloads WP-PageNavi – 232,786 downloads WP-PostRatings – 155,396 downloads WP-PostViews – 102,572 downloads WP-UserOnline – 99,047 downloads WP-Print – 98,069 downloads WP-DBManager – 97,533 downloads WP-EMail – 87,049 downloads WP-Sticky – 80,091 downloads WP-Stats – 51,005 downloads
I say that makes them a good investment of your time to help improve your own WordPress website.