End of one era, on to the next

Automattic has claimed ownership of the plugins I worked on during my employment. As such, the VIP team and others will be taking responsibility for their continued development, maintenance, WordPress.org support, etc. Hopefully they remain independent and aren’t rolled into Jetpack. I’ll contribute as relevant to Human Made projects, but will no longer take an active role with the plugins.

These plugins include:

  • Edit Flow
  • Co-Authors Plus
  • Ad Code Manager
  • P2 Resolved Posts
  • Document Feedback
  • Rewrite Rules Inspector
  • Custom JavaScript Editor

Sometimes what appears to be a curse is actually a blessing in disguise. Human Made has pretty neat products in the works that I’m enjoying applying my creative energy towards. Stay tuned for that. And, on the open source side of things, I’ll have more time to contribute to wp-cli.

To everyone who’s used one of the above: it’s been a pleasure working with you. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to do so again in the future.

Ad Code Manager v0.4: Easier Configuration for Google AdSense and Doubleclick For Publishers Async

Ad Code Manager v0.4: Easier Configuration for Google AdSense and Doubleclick For Publishers Async. By “easier”, I really meant “much easier.”

Free plugin ideas, March 2013

I may or may not get to these in the future. If you do before me, please let me know.

Single-use P2 threads. P2 is an awesome theme for threaded conversations that stand the test of time. Avoid long, drawn out email discussions with friends by pointing everyone to a P2 thread.

A year ago you wrote… Emails of what you wrote in the past, a la Timehop.

Lock one or more dashboard widgets in place for everyone. The WordPress dashboard offers infinite customization. Sometimes you want to make sure a widget (e.g. site announcements) appears in the same place for everyone though.

Save Manage Posts filter state. It resets your query argument filters every time you navigate away.

New plugin: Document Feedback

Document Feedback is a new WordPress plugin to close the loop between documentation writers and readers.

By default, it appends a simple prompt to the bottom of every Page:

Document Feedback prompt

If a reader responds to the prompt, they’re given a follow-up question to clarify their response. Readers must be logged in for the prompt to show up.

Comments are emailed to the post author and summarized in a post meta box:

Tech@CUNYJ documentation cited in WordPress.org

Many thanks to Mario Peshev for his random hacks of kindness. I started this plugin a year ago and left it half-finished on Github. Then Mario comes along, submits a couple very substantial pull requests, and kicks me in the pants to release it.

Join the fun on Github or use the WordPress.org forums for questions / bug reports. This plugin is already live for the WordPress.com VIP documentation portal, and is available for use by VIP and Enterprise clients.