Happy 2012 to everyone!!
As some of you may already know, it’s been a year now since I published my first ever plugin for Wordpress: Youtube shortcode.
A year ago, version 1.0 was born and currently we’re at version 1.8.2. Much has been improved since its first release and that wouldn’t have been possible without the great community Wordpress has.
Version 1.0 was dead simple and lacked many features that today are present such as:
- Fluid & static videos (responsive design approach)
- Mobile & RSS readers compatibility
- TinyMCE button
- Support for many more custom and official parameters
- Support for the AS2 video player
During the past year I also showed some love for good documentation and support creating a website for the plugin’s documentation. The purpose behind its creation was to give users the possibility to see the plugin in action. One month after its release Google Analytics reports it’s doing quite well with 130 unique visitors each day.
Wordpress.org gives both users and developers essential data about a plugin’s success such as the total number of downloads or the community rating and so far, people all over the world have downloaded the plugin 27.000 times and 10 people have given it a five stars rating.
All in all it’s been an exciting and very encouraging year!! A big thank you!!
What’s coming this year?
This year, I plan to release version 1.9 somewhere between january and march along with a Pro version.
Version 1.9 will give you the option to store default settings for every YouTube video on your website but will also allow you to override any default setting on a per video basis.
Pro version will offer a new and exciting performance mode that will allow your websites to load much much faster and its price will be quite affordable.