Graffiti can’t do everything people want so they have opened up their product to extension developers to create some nifty plug-ins to extend Graffiti. I have been using a few of them and found myself either finding a couple bugs in the tools or needing to further extend their functionality. I have either been given commit rights to the code repositories or sent fixes to the authors. This is this first time I have really taken part in open source development and it feels pretty good to do something and give it away, back to the community.
So, just to give a little shout-out to the projects which trusted my code changes to be part of their updates:
- Sitemap plug-in
- Waegis plug-in
- Mobile Theme Selector plug-in
- Pingomatic plug-in
- RSS Extender plug-in
- Comment Reply Notifier plug-in
- IP Blocker plug-in
- Community Credit plug-in
- Sharing extension
- Community Reactions extension
- Post Navigator extension
- Search Relevancy extension
- Theme Explorer extension
- Poll Manager widget
- Underground theme
- Windows Mobile theme
Graffiti Redirect, developed by James Avery, is a plug-in to redirect an old blog to a new Graffiti-based blog. This tool has been a lifesaver to me.
Twitter & RSS Plugins
These two plug-ins were developed by Scott Watermasysk to notify Twitter when a new post is published to your Graffiti blog and fills in a missing piece of Graffiti.
It was a really good experience helping out even the little bit I did to these open source products. I am a true believer in the power of open source to help continually develop a product that may not otherwise have a chance. I am going to actively pursue other projects I feel passionate about and give to them now and in the future, I encourage others as well.