Let’s Release a Plugin Together

Last weekend I was lucky enough to attend WordCamp Norway. It was my first WordCamp since the big one in Leiden last October and even though this one was smaller in numbers the vibe was the same. It was so great to see some of the familiar faces again. The only things missing were North End pub and poor Wi-Fi πŸ™‚

As much as I loved WordCamp Europe, looking back I feel like I blew it. Coming back I was full of ideas, planned to get in touch with people I met and build all those cool things speakers were talking about, blog about it and who knows what else, but it didn’t really happen.Β I really want this time to be different.

Last February Tom McFarlin, Pippin Williamson and Andrew Norcross did something similar when they released Comments Not Replied To plugin. For added degree of difficulty they did it during a WordCamp, which makes it even more awesome.

If you’re a developer thinking about releasing a plugin, let’s do it together. I’m sure we can learn from each other while doing it.

Main reason I want to do something like this is so I could work with another WordPress developer. I really love my job, but I’m the only WordPress person there and that’s hardly ideal if getting better at WordPress, as fast as possible, all the time, is your goal.

A few things though, it has to be free, released to wordpress.org repository and lean. Other than that, anything goes. So, let’s do it together. Leave a comment or send me a tweet if you’re interested.

37 thoughts on “Let’s Release a Plugin Together”

    1. VERY happy to hear that! I’m thinking about waiting for a few days, to see how many interested people we have, then we can all throw some plugin ideas and team up to release one or more.

  1. Yo man… didn’t attended to WC Norway, shame on me, I know. But I would like to hear more about your ideas πŸ˜‰

    1. No, no, no, shame on TAP πŸ™‚ If Portugal gets to host WordPress Olympics this year, I’ll definitely see you there.

      You interested in something like this? It could really be cool.

      1. Yeah… I’m not sure how this next couple of months will be, but I hope to be useful for this international and epic project πŸ˜‰

        1. I’m not sure how next few weeks will be!

          Expected one or two people to be interested, now I need to manage this project, but it looks like it will be great πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Paul,

      Great and thanks! Still no idea what it will be, but anyone can help, if not by coding, then writing documentation, feature suggestions, bug testing etc. Hope to have an idea of what the plugin will be later this week.

    1. Awesome and thanks! Can’t wait for this.

      To everyone interested: How would you like to handle discussions about plugin ideas? Twitter hashtag?

    1. Congratulations on releasing your first wp.org plugin and happy to hear you’re interested!

      Looks like there’s more interested people than I expected, so we’ll probably work on several plugins instead of just one πŸ™‚

    1. Awesome and thanks! We all have to start somewhere, I hope this can make jumping into plugin development easier for you.

    1. And have a great Meetup later this week! If I was in Serbia I’d be there, hopefully next time.

  2. I’d like to help with brainstorming and documentation. I’m still learning php but I’ve done lots of tech writing and can produce pro manuals both in pdf and online…

    1. Great! Developers always need help with documentation. Will send you an email with more details.

  3. Hi Slobodan, I would definitely be interested. This month I released 3 plugins and I have labeled 2014 to be the year of the plugin for me, so a cool plugin collaboration project would certainly fit in there for me.
    Piet (via LinkedIn)

    1. Piet,

      Thanks and glad to see you’re interested and congratulations on releasing those plugins!

  4. Hi,

    I’ve been looking to get into plugin development for some time, but haven’t yet got around to doing it properly.

    Just to give you an idea of my skillset – I’m pretty good with PHP and JavaScript, and I know HTML & CSS well enough to get by, though I’m definitely more of a programmer than a designer.


    David ( @__dgh__ on Twitter)

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