Plugin Development

When I first started writing plugins for b2 and later WordPress, I looked forward to each release – seeing people happy using my code. These days, I sort of dread releasing new versions of the plugins1 because 90% of what comes back to me are support requests that I have no bandwidth for.

The growing popularity of blogging and of WordPress is largely to :scare: blame :/scare: for this – and I wish I could help each person individually work through whatever issues they run into – but I can’t.

I’m not sure what to do about this, but I thought I’d throw it out there. Any other plugin developers ever run into this sort of thing? :)

  1. And drag my feet doing so – for example, I’ve got a 1.5 compatible version of WP Photos that is only a little final trim work away from being ready for distribution and I’ve put it off for months now. [back]