I attended WordCamp Montreal, where WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg was the keynote speaker. His talk was interesting and speaking with him afterwards was equally so. He mentioned that a WordPress installation on its own is good but what makes it so special is that there’s such a large dedicated community behind it that helps each other out, particularly with plug-ins. He then encouraged everyone to thank people who create the plug-ins which make our lives as WordPress customizers easier.
My own team has developed several complex plug-ins which we use in-house and I can certainly appreciate the time, ingenuity, and effort that goes into making them.
On the Internet, far too much time is spent complaining and not enough time is devoted to giving credit where it’s due. The individuals and companies who have developed plug-ins for WordPress have made it much easier for the rest of us to get our work done. I consider some of these to be among the best WordPress plug-ins while others are just generally helpful. Either way, here’s a thank you to some of the people whose plug-ins we’ve used.
Akismet by Matt Mullenweg
More Fields by Henrik Melin & Kal Ström
Custom Permalinks by Michael Tyson
Enhanced Recent Posts by Vincent Prat
NextGEN Gallery by Alex Rabe
Post-Plugin Library by Rob Marsh, SJ
Recent Posts by Rob Marsh, SJ
Redirection by John Godley
Report Comments by Dagon Design
WP-PageNavi by Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan
WP Super Cache by Donncha O Caoimh
AdSense Manager by Martin Fitzpatrick
If you’re thankful for plug-ins, feel free to say it in a comment below!