Short answer? It is jumpin! Have you checked out the Plugin Competition Blog recently? There are six new plugins announced for the competition and all of them look fantastic. The comments have been very positive and visitors have been actively rating the entries as they come in. Here is what we have so far:
- Tweetable: Another Twitter integration plugin for WordPress (we really need to consolidate these, but there is feature differentiation)
- Live Blogging Plugin: Setup a live blog within minutes, needs Meteor
- ImageShack Offloader: Move your image hosting to ImageShack
- Max Image Size Control: Finer granular control of image sizes in WordPress
- WP Devel: Add a whole bunch of debug options to your WordPress blog
- WP Update Message: Tweak and refine the update messages in your WordPress admin panel
In addition to these plugins, I know of at least 10 others that are being developed for the competition and I am hoping for many more. A couple of links and stats of interest:
- There is now a page for the Rules and Regulations for the WordPress Plugin Competition 2009
- Sponsors and well wishers have donated almost $3000 as prize money for the competition. They include: WPMU/WPMUDEV, BuySellAds, White Shadow, WPWebHost and Ozh
- Use the WLTC Community Plugin Groups page to post ideas for new plugins and offer to create new ones
- Send us tips and ideas through Twitter @weblogtooltips
- The Plugin Compeition Blog is checked by hundreds of visitors every day for new entries and to download the old ones
So if you are a plugin author and would like to get your name out or would like to win the prize purse for the best plugin, be sure to throw your hat into the competition and show us what you are made of. If you are a corporate sponsor and would like to help us reward the plugin development community, please drop us a line.
You don’t need to be shy. Come on in, the water is just fine.