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WordPress Plugin Competition 2009 Winner!

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And the winner of the Grand Prize of the WordPress Plugin Competition 2009 is:

Section Widget by Godfrey Chan

Godfrey’s plugin provides a way to display section specific content on your WordPress sidebar with an easy to use interface. This new version comes with tabs support, so creating your tabbed section widget is just a few clicks away. Plus, with shortcode support, the possibilities are limitless! This plugin is well rounded, consistently preferred by all of our judges and reviewers and was well liked by the audience as well.

Congratulations to the Grand Prize Winner!

Thanks to Keith D’Souza, Ozh and Jeff Chandler for taking on the mammoth task of judging the competition and helping me put it all together. These people have done it all for the love of the community and their passion for WordPress, and I commend them for all of their efforts. Along with the judges, the competition sponsors played a major role in making all of this possible. WPMU, BuySellAds, WhiteShadow, WPWebHost, Ozh and Techtites were very generous with their donations and we hope to garner their support in future competitions as well. To all the well wishers, readers, reviewers and the plugin developers who participated in the contest, thank you for all your help. Please check back next year for another exciting Plugin Competition. The winner will receive their prize money by the end of the following week.

Working with a single large export file can be difficult. Use this plugin to create multiple export files that contain sections of your blog. This plugin has been tested on WP& WPMU versions 2.7 – 2.8.2
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  1. Leo (1 comments.) says:

    Amazing plugin, definitely will be downloading…

  2. redwall_hp (40 comments.) says:

    Well, I’m still disappointed that Tweetable wasn’t even a runner-up, but congratulations, Godfrey. :)

  3. bucabay (2 comments.) says:

    A very nice plugin, very well made.

  4. mwaterous (1 comments.) says:

    It’s widget_logic on steroids! Nice interface. :) It would be nice to see a version of this that you could hook into any available widget, similar to what john was suggesting.

    Totally understand the reason you focused on one specific idea to launch this plugin, maybe keep it in mind though!

    (Would have posted this on the plugins page, but it kept trying to have me save wp-comments.php)

  5. Ryan (55 comments.) says:

    Congratulations!

  6. Tejaswini (5 comments.) says:

    Congratulations Godfrey! I will definitely try the plugin :) Keep up the good work. Also, it is really a good initiative by Weblogtoolscollections that they give such type of motivation to the open source plugin developers to help them put more next time.

  7. Alphawolf (6 comments.) says:

    Congratulations Godfrey! I will definately give the plugin a try. Reads good. :)

  8. kovshenin (13 comments.) says:

    Congrats Godfrey :) You deserve it!

  9. Jessi says:

    It’s a great plugin, but the only thing stopping me from using is the fact that it doesn’t let you display a widget on selected posts. If that feature were added, the plugin would be perfect.

    • Kevin Paquet (2 comments.) says:

      Exactly what I’ve been looking for too, that would be a killer feat to a plugin of this kind.

      • Novak (1 comments.) says:

        It could do that, you just need to tag or categorize your posts with specific keyword. Quite easy and effective. Imagine having to have to display thousands of posts to choose from. That wouldn’t be the good design!

        • Jessi says:

          Well, it wouldn’t have to display all the posts lol. It could have a box that let’s you type in the URLs of the posts you want the widget to show up on.

      • Jeffro (20 comments.) says:

        Nothing stopping you guys from using a plugin such as Widget Context or Widget Logic in order to specify the widget to only show up on a specific post, category, page, etc. Sure, it’s two plugins but you could probably find even more uses for Widget Context or Widget Logic.

        • Jessi says:

          Yeah, I’ve been using Widget Block for a while now. Section Widget has other great features, like the ability to create tabs, but it looks like I’ll be sticking with the other plugin for now.

  10. Clement (8 comments.) says:

    Congrats Godfrey. Keep it up!

  11. Amy (2 comments.) says:

    Congrats Godfrey, but I agree about about Tweetable too ;P

  12. Scott (1 comments.) says:

    This is a great contribution to the WordPress community something WP always needed.

  13. Combsons Yachts (1 comments.) says:

    I’m impressed with wordpress as a platform more and more every day. But the real power in wordpress lies in its extensibility. The moment you thought of some problem and how to solve it, someone else has just found a solution for the problem or wrote a plugin for it.

  14. Godfrey Chan (1 comments.) says:

    I’m the developer of this plugin and I’d like to thank everyone for the support :)
    I have a long list of people to thank, so please checkout my blog post if you have time: http://www.chancancode.com/200.....thank-you/

  15. claire0917 (2 comments.) says:

    Congratulations to Godfrey :) Very well done.

  16. ken (4 comments.) says:

    Congratulations!It’s an amazing plugin, I’m downloading it now!



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