WordPress plugin collaboration

We’re Going To Release Some Plugins Together

It’s happening 🙂

Last two days felt like a WordCamp. Since I published my previous post about releasing a WordPress plugin together on Tuesday almost twenty people expressed interest in co-releasing WordPress plugins. Can’t name drop everyone here, but @Josh412‘s enthusiasm about this is something that can’t be properly described.

So, How Do We Do It?

With so many people involved, we need a system or it all falls apart. For ideas and plugin discussion we’ll use P2 installed at make.wpcollab.co. It’s actually a mapped WordPress.com blog, so you don’t need to create another login, all you need is a WordPress.com account (this awesome idea brought to you by @cFoellmann). For development we have WPCollab organization at Github (still setting it up and adding people). There’s also #WPCollab on Twitter, if you want to join the discussion there.

We already have a few plugin ideas I think we’ll start working on over next few days. Check make.wpcollab.co for details and if you have your own ideas, please post them. Still don’t know what to do with main domain there, maybe list all contributors, or have a contact form, signup form, something like that? Suggestions?

If you’re in this and think we can improve the process, please share it here, on Twitter or make.wpcollab.co.

How You Can Be a Part of This

You don’t need to be a developer to contribute.

  • If you’re a project manager, please help! I’m not a project manager, I just play one on TV right now.
  • If you’re a designer, least you could do is create wordpress.org repository banner image for a plugin.
  • If you’re a copywriter, documentation is something developers are usually too burned out to do after hours of coding.
  • Finally, if you’re a developer, you probably know how to release a plugin. If you don’t, there’s enough of us who have done it and we’d love to guide you through the process. And if you’re really good, but also super busy, you could do a code review or share some workflow tips.

Next steps

Not sure, but I think we can start actually working on some plugins this weekend. Let’s use today and Friday to decide which ones it will be and let people volunteer to work on them. What are your thoughts? Anyone up for some weekend side projects?