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 […]

Encouraging Community Collaboration and Development

Encouraging Community Collaboration and Development. “One of the lead developers for WP e-Commerce told me that moving to Github was the single best move they’d ever made when it came to getting feedback and contributions from the community.”

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: 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 […]

Co-Authors Plus v3.0: Introducing Guest Authors

Co-Authors Plus v3.0: Introducing Guest Authors. Finally out the door after several months in the making. And, not to jinx myself, no bug reports on day one. The upside of using your clients as guinea pigs.

Shipping documentation with a plugin

There’s no standard conventions around shipping documentation with plugins, and it would be nice if there was. One idea: include a /docs/ folder with text files in markdown. Those documents would automatically show up in your wporg plugin profile.

P2 Resolved Posts v0.3: Register your own post states

P2 Resolved Posts is a nifty plugin we use at Automattic, in conjunction with the stellar P2 theme, to help better ensure decisions aren’t left hanging and things get done. This third release of the plugin allows you to register your own custom post states. For instance, if I wanted to have a post “Waiting Review” before it […]

IRC channels for all my plugins

Well, the big ones at least. I recently “discovered” you can create arbitrary rooms on Freenode. Given how much I love Automattic’s IRC backchannels, I decided to create a few rooms for the plugins I work on on the off-chance they make it easier to answer quick questions, discuss feature requests, etc. If you like […]

Introducing Post Forking for WordPress

Introducing Post Forking for WordPress. Fun project by Ben Balter to bring Github-style content collaboration to WordPress. It’s a simple v0.1 right now in the hopes of getting people using and contributing to it.

VIP plugin idea: Tips inbox

Quick plugin idea from a conversation with Scott from Grist: use Post By Email available on to funnel press releases, story ideas, etc. into the dashboard. Upon importing, these would be saved to a custom post type that allows you to comment on the pitch, indicate that you’re working on the story, or punt […]