As the year ends, it’s time to see which plugin developers created the most sought-after WordPress plugins for 2008. Fortunately, W-Shadow.com has compiled a list of the top WordPress plugin developers using rankings from the number of downloads from the wordpress.org plugin directory.
And here are the top 10 WordPress Plugin Developers for 2008:
- Michael Torbert
961 306 downloads. Co-author of All In One SEO Pack (originally created by Uberdose).
- Matt Mullenweg
921 827 downloads. Everybody knows Matt, the main WP dev and author of Akismet.
- Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan
775 220 downloads. Author of WP-Polls and other cool plugins.
- Arne Brachhold
628 350 downloads. Author of Google XML Sitemaps, etc.
- Andy Skelton
449 345 downloads. Author of WordPress.com Stats. Another dedicated hacker.
- Alex Rabe
429 705 downloads. Author of NextGEN Gallery, etc.
- Oliver Seidel
361 918 downloads. Author of cforms II.
- Joost de Valk
328 036 downloads. Author of Sociable, Google Analytics for WP and numerous other tools.
- Donncha O Caoimh
246 752 downloads. Author of WP Super Cache and other assorted plugins.
- Vladimir Prelovac
244 963 downloads. Author of Smart YouTube, various SEO plugins, and more.
- Most plugins by a single author : Viper007Bond has 25 plugins hosted on wordpress.org.
- Highest version number : cforms II version 9.4 by Oliver Seidel. This plugin also has the highest number of user ratings – 419 votes.
- Longest plugin name : Sliding Post – Slides latest posts with Carousel effect (55 characters) by dasinfomedia
- Shortest plugin name : mu by Mark Bockenstedt. That’s not WordPress MU – “mu” is an obscure microblog updater plugin.
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