With WordPress 3.0 that got released only a few months back, the open source CMS platform is winning large amounts of developers over when it comes to choosing a CMS platform for their projects.
What makes WordPress so spectacular is the way the core functionality is coded, allowing for developer to create plugins and themes that can do just about anything without modifying any of the WordPress core functionality.
WordPress is steadily on the increase in South Africa, with a few local companies already primarily developing on the CMS
Here is a list of 10 WordPress plugins developed by South Africans:
International SMS Subscription Manager
International SMS Subscription Manager is a plugin by myself that allows you to add SMS subscription and notifications to your WordPress blog through a sidebar widget.
Remind Me is a WordPress plugin by Christopher Mills that makes the task of deeplinking to other posts on your blog breeze by automatically finding posts related to your content and allowing you to deeplink on keyword with a simple click.
WP Section Index
WP Section Index is a WordPress plugin by Matty Cohen that enables you to create a widgetised table of contents for the current page or blog post, based on headings within the content.
Copy Compass is a WordPress plugin by Nicholas Duncan that automatically analyses your posts or pages to SEO best practices and then giving you a score and recommendation on where you can improve the SEO.
Comminity Cloud by Miguel dos Santos is a WordPress plugin that displays a “tag cloud” of all the people in your community who have contributed to your WordPress powered site by commenting. The more someone has commented, the bigger and bolder their link.
AStickyPostOrderER by Andre S Clements is a WordPress plugin that lets you manipulate the order in which posts are displayed per category, per tag, or over-all on your WordPress powered site.
Maybe you have been using one of these plugins and didn’t even notice they were developed by local developers, well now you know. If you are a South African and have developed a plugin feel free to post it in the comments.