‘WordPress Plugin Competition’ Category

Google Living Stories Plugin for WordPress

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Google News Blog: Bringing Living Stories to WordPress: Google is releasing their Living Stories experimental format as a plugin and a theme for WordPress.  Living Stories is an experimental news format from Google. In the form of a plugin, each Living Story would be a WordPress category with the plugin allowing a blogger to add the stories themselves. An example would be nice to see but none is to be found yet. Thanks to a writeup on ReadWriteWeb I would love to see an example blog or screenshots.

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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, […]

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WordPress Plugin Competition 2009 Runner Ups!

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So after much deliberation by our judges, tallying of the votes from readers, after coming up with an algorithm for all of this to come together, we finally have the results for the Weblog Tools Collection Plugin Competition. The competition was very close with year with, and as one of the judges put it, quite a few gems were found in the rough. There are two runner ups in the competition this year with the exact same scores and a final Grand Prize winner who eked past their competition by a single point. The runner ups will win a cash prize of $500 each and the Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash prize of $2000! To break from tradition, we will release the runner ups today, followed by the release of the Grand Prize Winner on Monday. The following runner ups are in no particular order since they had […]

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WordPress MU and BuddyPress Plugin Contest 2009

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As in last year, following our own Plugin Competition (results are on the way), WPMU.org is holding their own plugin competition. But this time they are adding BuddyPress plugins into the mix as well. You can visit the WPMU Plugin Competition Homepage for more information. The rules for the competition remain the same as last year. Competitors need to post as announcement for their plugin(s) by registering at WPMU.org and submitting a post. The plugins must relate to WordPress MU or BuddyPress and be available freely for download. The plugins must also be released under a GPL compatible license. The prize pool is at $1000 and the organizers are looking for more donations to bolster the purse. So if you are a novice plugin author looking to wade in the WordPress MU pool or a seasoned veteran looking to flex your muscles, head over to the competition and post an […]

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Download all the Competition Plugins!

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All the entries into the WordPress Plugin competition have been tallied and have been passed on to the judges. There are 43 entries in total that we have received. They are all listed below with an announcement about each plugin. You can also download a zip file with all the plugins in it, use them at your leisure and then rate them on the plugin competition blog. (If the plugin is not listed on the plugin competition blog, the authors have not followed the rules and they will not benefit from the user ratings) These plugins are listed in no particular order. If you submitted your plugin and it is not on this list, please contact us using the form above. Frederick Townes : W3 Total Cache W3 Total Cache is a plugin designed to improve user experience via a suite of performance enhancements consisting of a database cache, page […]

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Competition going once, going twice . . .

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August 1st, 2009
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We have received forty two entries into the WordPress Plugin Competition 2009 and we will continue to receive entries till the end of the day today. Please submit your entries as soon as possible. Instructions and submission email as posted previously. We need your votes to help us choose the winners of the competition. As soon as we stop receiving entries, they will be tallied and passed on to the judges. We like to give the judges a few weeks to get their work done. In the meantime, our readers need to help us rate each of the plugins. So if you have not done so already, please head over to the Pluginblog and look through the many plugins that have been submitted. Don’t forget to come back and provide some feedback for the plugin authors and then rate their work. Thanks again to all the sponsors and well wishers […]

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Send in your entries to the Plugin Competition!

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There are now over 30 posts about new plugins on the WordPress Plugin Competition blog if you have not checked them out already. The prize purse stands at about $3000 thanks to some generous sponsors and well wishers. But the competition is about to come to a close. As promised, please send in your entries to the following email in the following format: Plugin Competition Entry Submission Email: ******@****.net Subject: WordPress Plugin Competition 2009 Entry: [Name of your Plugin] Body: [Your Name] [Your Email Address] [Your Paypal Address] [Plugin Competition Blog Post about your plugin] [Plugin Description] [Blog/website Address] Attachment: [a zip file containing the final version of your plugin to be considered for judging] If you have not done so already, please register on the Plugin Blog and post your entry on the blog so our readers can vote on them (did you vote on the plugins yet?). Then […]

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What would you like in a WordPress Plugin?

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If you are a WordPress user, plugins should not be new to you. The WordPress Extend lists over 5800 plugins with over 40 million downloads. Plugins range from the obscure but ubiquitous Hello Dolly to the almost essential Akismet and All in One SEO pack. The most popular plugins are the ones that provide a necessary service and have become part of our daily lives. As I blog, I want to do certain things with my blog. When I first started with WordPress, my Sortable Nicer Archives plugin (Please do not use it, it has gone by the wayside. The plugin lives on in hacked form on our archives.) was a necessity for me because I wanted a cleaner form of archives. I scratched my itch and hacked together something that worked for me. I also needed a way to backup my WordPress database automatically and thus the WordPress DB […]

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Plugin Competition is heating up!

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July 14th, 2009
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Are you a WordPress plugin developer? Have you looked into the WordPress Plugin Competition? Are you signed up on the Plugin Competition blog to publish your plugin and enter the competition? We have 18 plugins announced so far for the competition, with at least five posts in draft stage (so at least five other plugins waiting to be posted). If you have written a plugin since the start of the competition (1st of May) and are looking for some more exposure for you and/or your plugin, read through the rules, signup on the plugin competition blog and post your plugins. We will be posting the plugin submission email address on the last week of the competition. Please stay tuned. If you do not submit the final version of your code, it will not be considered as an entry into the competition If you are a user of any of these […]

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