Today, March 1st, was designated WordPress Plugin Donation Day.
WordPress is the best blogging platform available, and one of the things that makes it so awesome as a tool for developing rich web sites are the plugins. If there’s anything you need you blog site to do and it’s not available in the base WordPress system, there’s a good chance that there’s a plugin available to extend the usability of WP for you.
Best of all, both WordPress itself and most of the plugins are FREE. Thousands of developers donate their time for fame and glory developing these little — and not so little — chunks of code to make our lives easier, so today is the day to give some love back.
I just donated to:
- Jodi Diehl for her WP-Testimonials plugin which helps me manage a few dozen testimonials I received from clients. Thanks Jodi!
- Arne Brachhold for Google XML Sitemaps plugin which, for example, alerts Google and other search engines as soon as I publish a new blog post.
- Michael Torbert for his WP Security Admin Tools and All in One SEO Pack plugins. The SEO plugin lets me control one of the most important aspects of creating a web page.
If you donate to your favourite plugin developer, please tweet about it using the #wppdd hash tag, and/or comment on this blog post.