3 years ago I released my first plugin on the WordPress.org Plugin Repository called NextGEN Public Uploader. This plugin was an extension to NextGEN Gallery which allowed users to upload photos from the front-end of a site and has over 46,858 downloads. I would probably cringe looking at the code now but it’s neat to see where I’ve started from.
About a year later I released my second plugin, called CollabPress, which brought project management and task tracking to a WordPress install. This plugin is still in active development by WebDevStudios and you should definitely check it out!
Besides P2 Likes, a plugin I developed mainly for us on our internal P2 blog at WooThemes and released to the public, I haven’t been actively developing a plugin for some time now. This week I released another plugin called Shutter. Shutter is a WordPress plugin designed to cater to photographers.
While it’s nothing ground breaking as of yet I do have some big plans for this plugin. I’d like to develop add-ons. The first add-on I’ll be working on will be specifically for proofing. Allowing galleries to be private and for users to select and submit which photos they like.
- Creation of galleries with an unlimited amount of photos.
- Control of image sizes for thumbnails and full size photos.
- Shortcodes to embed galleries in various post types.
- Hooks and a templating system for developers to easily extend.
- and more to come!
For more info check out the official Shutter plugin page at WordPress.org here.
Here are some screenshots to help you get a better idea of how it works:
Let me know what you think!