Chances are if you are reading this you are familiar with our plugins and themes of the month post series. Combined they are the blog’s flagship — one of the things that sets us apart from all of the other WordPress blogs out there.
For those of you who don’t know the details, every month we collate a shortlist of plugins that are (a) recently updated/created, (b) have less than 100,000 downloads and (c) are highly rated. From that shortlist I pick what I deem to be the top themes/plugins and present them to you here on the blog.
The above unique combination of factors means that we bring you great new plugins and themes every month — many of which you’ve probably not heard of before. Furthermore, it also gives us the opportunity to showcase up and coming developers who might not otherwise be noticed by WordPress blogs.
Cast Your Votes Now!
Since we launched the series near the beginning of 2012 we have featured more than 100 plugins and 50 themes. And with the year now drawing to a close we thought it would be great to revisit them all and compile the top plugins and themes of the year. That’s where you come in!
We already have a big list of themes and plugins to choose from but we do not want to miss out any worthy contenders. If you feel that there is a particular theme or plugin that is worthy of the theme/plugin of the year title then please let us know about it! Although we will be largely drawing from the existing collection of themes and plugins that we have gathered over the past twelve months or so, we will also consider any suggestions you make carefully.
The criteria is similar to our regular monthly posts. Any theme/plugin must:
- Be available for free download from WordPress.org.
- Have been created or updated in 2012 and be compatible with the latest version of WordPress (some leeway afforded here given the recent release of 3.5)
- Have less than 100,000 downloads (some leeway afforded here too)
That’s all you need to worry about. It doesn’t matter if you are an avid fan of a particular theme or plugin or a developer and want to put your own creation forward — all suggestions are welcome.
So, if you have any suggestions at all please let your voice be heard in the comments section now!
What to Expect
Both our themes and plugins of the year posts will be published before 2013 is upon us so you don’t have long to make your suggestions. We intend for both posts to be celebrations of up and coming (as well as established) WordPress developers and hope that we can do our bit to promote their hard work and give them a nice end of year surprise!
We would love for you to be involved and look forward to reading your comments and suggestions below.
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