Easily store & share project “post-mortems”. To build a coherent platform for connecting the dots backwards.
An easy plugin to write for me, this is a good example of pushing the boulder down the hill. I used my WordPress plugin boilerplate and Semantic UI to get things established quickly. The first fix which will go live on WordPress.org took me something like one days development, (balancing RAD and usability).
Sharing Project Pages for free on WordPress.org was key to actually finishing this project. I’d had the idea for years. Every time I’d tried to set something up with other peoples plugins/themes, it’d always hit a roadblock. “Oh, they can’t add that?”, “No Pretty URLS?”, “Really? No way to tag properly?”.
I read a Kevin Kelly quote which said, (roughly, I’m probably butchering it), “If you can’t throw away or give away an idea, you might be best to create the thing yourself.” – This is another one of those ideas. I’d just not found a good solution elsewhere. (Note: Maybe this is me rationalising my ego-ownership of building my own variant…)
By sharing Project Pages, people will get some use out of the dev time. I’ll get to see more peoples work.
And lastly, with Project Pages I hope that I can finally bed down my big old projects, with less ego-attachment issues than binning them directly.
You can get the WordPress plugin for free, by searching it up in the Plugins area of your WordPress install, or by downloading it from wp.org:
(P.S. For all you web-people, it’s got plenty of cool benefits like pretty permalinks, cover images, etc. – check out the wp.org page for a full run-down.)