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WordPress Plugin: The Nine Rules

If you are a 9rules groupie, or are already a member of the 9rules community and use WordPress, EKOnline has a plugin for WordPress that allows you to see one of the 9rules original rules in your dashboard.

The Nine Rules is a simple little plugin — made up of code from Matt Mullenweg, inspiration from the 9rules crew, and a little bit of my own magic thrown in on top. Once activated, it will randomly display a new “rule” on each page of your WordPress dashboard, coloured using one of the eight colours found in the famous 9rules leaf.

There is also a colorless version for those that are using a modified dashboard color set to stop clashing. Interesting, but pretty useless. I think it’d be cooler if there was one to replace the feeds in the dashboard with 9rules members. That’d be neat.

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  1. Brian Gilham says: 10/27/2006

    David: Thanks for posting about my silly little plugin ;-)

    It’s not really meant to do anything useful, just be something fun for those who consider themselves 9rules groupies. However, I like your idea about the feeds. I’ll look into it and see what I can come up with.



  2. David ) says: 10/27/2006

    Don’t get me wrong. I love the idea. I have been a fan of random quotes for a long time. It kept me motivated and gave me a laugh here and there when I had used them before I started blogging.

    I hope people download it and that it does give them a little inspiration boost.

    If you get that 9rules dashboard feed replacement thing working… That’d be super cool. Good luck, and keep up the plugin work.


  3. Brian Gilham says: 10/27/2006

    Thanks for the kind words, David. I’ve spent the better part of the afternoon taking a look at the WordPress dashboard and how I could go about creating a plugin which allows users to replace the feed.

    So far, I have a couple of ideas and hope to be able to have something to show everyone this weekend.


  4. Brian Gilham says: 10/29/2006

    David: I’ve released the results of the plugin you suggested and called it Own the Feed. It’s not quite what you had in mind, but I think it’s a good step.



  5. Milan Zigmond says: 11/14/2006

    hi, i’m writing here because the contact page doesn’t work

    can u please let me know how to submit or suggest a new plugin to this site?



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