Meet Binny (blog), a geek at heart who wakes up to his twin monitor PC to do what he is best at – to code.
The first time I heard about this guy, he was releasing 6 WordPress plugins a week. ‘Holy crap, You must be kidding me’, that’s what I thought. What I heard was true. That was in the August of 2008.
This year again, he did the same madness. A week of plugin shower. 7 plugins in a row.
Here are @binnyva‘s collection of plugins 😉
Eventr WordPress Plugin for Event Registration
This plugin can add a event registration feature to any WordPress blog. You can accept registrations and create a page of registered users. This plugin was originally created to manage registrations for BlogCamp Kerala 2008, and later was used for BarCamp Kerala registration too.
Pollin WordPress Plugin
Pollin lets you add polls to your blog. Can be easily inserted to any post or page using a short code. Looks neat. See a demo here.
Surveys WordPress Plugin
Add Surveys and manage them from within WordPress admin. You can insert surveys easily to any post or page using a short code.
Quizzin WordPress Plugin
Add quizzes to your posts or pages using this plugin. Can be added using a short code. Designed for maximum ease.
Quartz WordPress Plugin
Show random quotes or links or tips to visitors. The input quotes or tips can be done manually one after the other from the admin side or from a text file (that’s quite convenient).
Autofields WordPress Plugin
Filling up WordPress custom fields and excerpts is boring and tiring, this plugin makes it a bit easier by doing it for you. It fills the excerpt with the first paragraph of your post and fills up a custom field for image with the first image uploaded. Useful for themes that uses image as custom field like most of the StudioPress Themes.
Weather Man WordPress Plugin
Weather Man uses Yahoo Weather API to display weather of any place as a Sidebar Widget or you can merge it with posts using a short code. Travel and Tourism Blog owners, take note. See a demo.
MiniCart WordPress Plugin
Add a shopping cart or a Donate Button to any post or page using this plugin. You can create a item, which can be a product or a service and then insert the checkout button using a short code at the end of any post. See the instructions for more details. Demo.
Gallifrey Image Gallery WordPress Plugin
Once installed, Gallifrey will over ride WordPress default gallery and work with transition effects in place of it. It uses smart image loading, which loads the images only after the rest of the page is loaded. Watch a Demo.
(Plugins following this are not WordPress plugins, but were released during Plugin Week 2)
Web 2.0 Shadows – GIMP Plugin
Its a GIMP Plugin that will add a shadow and background to your work.
Page Ad – Drupal Plugin
Drupal is yet another Content Management System, just like WordPress. Usually its more used for Websites, WordPress rules the blogging world.
This plugin lets you control ads on Drupal and lets you create page specific ads. Tested on Drupal 5.
Export To WordPress – Joomla Plugin
This piece of code will create a WordPress importable export from Joomla. (Joomla is a CMS, just like WordPress and Drupal). Moving to WordPress from Joomla? This is for you!
Link Code Insert – A GreaseMonkey UserScript
For Firefox users, with Greasemonkey installed, this piece of code will let you insert the html code for a link. Install the script, select some text and press Ctrl + Alt + A, <a href=””> and </a> will be inserted around the text. Makes it easy to add html links anywhere online.
Arun, thanks for letting me know a geek which hell lot of talents ! 😉
I’m a code minimalist ! But want to create Facebook and Orkut applications. Sometimes I think about creating a WordPress plugin ! 😀
Request To Binny : Dude, your work is so cool. If you find some free time, can you write one article about creating a plugin, I mean from the scratch ! 😉
Arun – thanks for the article! And for your kind words. And the links. In short, thank you!
Some day – when I get time, I’ll do that 🙂
Thats way too professional! Creating and releasing 7 plugins a week requires a lot of hard work. Binny was an inspiration for me, from the first day i heard about him. He is really an extraordinary! 🙂
I thing is sure, the guy knows how to get publicity!
I have not checked out his plugins yet but they look promising. I had heard about him last year but did not know about this year’s 7 plugins!
What’s in for next year? 8 Plugins in a row?
Maybe yes, he has lots of ideas anyway, too buzy – thats his only problem.
What A great gadget.
Thanks for dropping in! Welcome 🙂
Is Binny really from this world?? 😛 must ash him then!!
Lol, some are geeks by birth. He is one who makes it to the top wherever he is. I guess he is into design these days.
Lol………. Such a geek guy..Hm……..
I too want to request some article on developing a wordpress/Joomla/Drupal plugin
Go ahead, he might do it if its interesting. He just loves it 🙂
Cool guy…ofcourse he is a real techie…need to take take him as a role model…got to know about him through the barcamp site…would like to meet him one day..Thanks for the plugins..i havent tried it yet..but will definitely try it
Why dont you show up for the next barcamp at kottayam? He would be there for sure 🙂
Yes buddy..will try my level best to be there..n by the way when is the next barcamp…need to see you as well..if am there really would like to see you guys…n ofcourse arun you too…you really rocks..n your blog is great, good job…keep working…i have just started off blogging and trying to build up my passion towards that…hope everything goes fine…
Hey, thanks for the words.
Next one is on 20th december. Here are the details:
Will catch up with you at the event. Good luck blogging 🙂
Unfortunately his Eventr plugin isn’t working w/ the latest WP. That doesn’t do anything to diminish the awesomeness that is 7 plugins in a week. i get pretty excited when i can make minor tweaks to existing plugins in under 2 days.
sidenote… is this blog built on thematic? if so, it looks sharp! ok it looks sharp either way. very spartan, but cool. nicely done.
Thanks Kathy, yes I use Themantic 🙂
I hope Binny fixes the plugin soon, we (me, Binny and a whole bunch of techies) use it in many of our community projects 🙂
Very informative,but right now Pollin is not working on my site
Oops, must be some version mismatch, did you notify the author?