WordPress.org plugin directory just reached its 4,000th plugin! I declare January 28th our official “Thank a Plugin Developer” day. To celebrate take a look at the plugins you use and love, visit the author’s site, find their contact form, and drop them a note. (Or Paypal!)
39 thoughts on “4,000 Plugins”
All the more reason for a tighter framework that somehow limits rogue or poorly coded plugins from impacting WordPress, the db, or the server. An early build of Disqus 2.0 duplicated every comment in my database, for example.And that was unintentional. I’ve had other scripts that churn and churn, spawning processes that aren’t cleaned up, etc. Wonder what someone with an agenda could accomplish. Which is why I want things like Super Cache in the plugin, so I know it’s been tested and retested by lots of folks.
Oh yeah, I LOVE and DEPEND on WordPress. So don’t take this the wrong way. 🙂 Shoot, I’d happily pay for it if you charged.
I wouldn’t pay if it was mandatory but would donate happily to WordPress and it’s developers (Plugins, themes, coders, designers, …).
Great job! 🙂
I’m all about receiving donations via paypal. Someone give me some plugin love!
Sweet but playing devil’s advocate.
How many of those plugins are compatible with 2.7/2.6.5/2.5? I was using 2.7’s new ADD NEW option for plugin and one plugin was tested with something as old as 2.2………….so is that plugin really count?
Good work anyways on the achievement.
I guess I started early: http://www.roytanck.com/2009/01/14/which-wordpress-plugin-should-i-donate-to/
However, I do hope that not every user of WP-Cumulus finds my contact form…
I’ll do that Matt, good idea!
Love the idea of “Thank a Plugin Developer Day”, and it happens that I was just doing that today, I added credits to all the plugins developer on the about page – http://singlefunction.com/about/ of my first WordPress site.
Thumbs up to WordPress and all the developers in this wonderful community!
I would have to say that alot of Plugin developers will be very happy from this post!!
Where would WordPress be without plug-ins? I wonder…
Enjoy 4,000 Plugins wordpress…
Awesome! Thanks to the WordPress core folks for creating such a flexible and powerful plugin system for all of us!
Thank you plugin authors! You make our blogs go!
I am a plugin developer. (Creator of WP125, GoCodes, and Favorites Menu Manager.) Thank you for encouraging donations. 🙂
Wow. A big thank you goes to everyone who share their time and knowledge to allow us all to twist and tweak this great software… Just the way we want it. 🙂
Just sent donations to the developers of the 2 most useful plugins I use:
YARPP (Yet another Related Posts Plugin)
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Paying it forward (or back).
Nice! Kudos to you and the WordPress team Matt. Plus all the devs out there 🙂
This was a good prompt to install a contact form plugin create a contact page. Done and done. I await your praise.
Wow, it’s amazing. That why I love about WP. Tks Matt.
Thank you developers, I have been enjoying playing with your products.
Donated $20 to 2 Developers 😀
Ecosystem of WordPress is really very great and healthy!
Thank you very much! Great plugin author and company.
Completely agree, wordpress is so much more fantastic thanks to all the hard working developers who make the plugins. You should start a monthly donate to your developer drive!
Waw. Big thanks to authors. 🙂
– More than 4000 downloads
– 5 votes
– 0 encouragement message
In fact, I’m a little disappointed because of the small number of votes (fortunatelly voting is free of charge). Indifference is the worst thing.
This is really a great job, hats off to plugin developers