Posts Tagged ‘orphaned wordpress plugins’

Why are good plugins becoming orphans?

November 29th, 2009
Blogging Essays, WordPress Plugins

Preface The act of adopting an abandoned plugin reminds me of adopting an orphaned child. On the one hand, the new parents are taking on someone who they didn’t help raise thus far, which forces them to “learn” the ways of the new child to communicate well with them. On the other hand, the new parent is left with the fear that there will come a day that the old parent will come to claim their rights on the child. The analogy I brought can go some way in building an intuition about the problem of orphaned plugins, but if we want to go beyond just intuition we need to take a more in-depth look at the subject. I hope such a look will inspire a discussion that will benefit us all. The chase for a faster plugin installation My prime example for an orphan plugin for this post will […]

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