New Plugin: WP Butler

I released a new plugin recently called WP Butler.

Quite some time ago I was trying to think of a plugin to build and release that I would enjoy using, and also maintaining and supporting. I had a few ideas, and one of them was something similar to the Alfred for Mac quick-launch app. As often happens, I got distracted with work and general business. That is, until Jordan Gillman started a thread on WPAustralia’s forums.

This got me re-interested, and when Jordan announced his first run at it, I jumped in and made a few modifications myself too.

I was so excited about it, that I had a Skype call with Jordan to see how he felt about me taking it on, releasing it, and continuing to improve and maintain it. He was keen for that, and so that’s what I’ve done.

So far people seem to be enjoying the idea, and I’ve had a few feature suggestions that have been implemented in the latest version.

If you have any suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment, post on the support forum, or create an issue on GitHub, all of which are linked from


Introducing: Favorite Plugins

I realised I need to make more plugins and release them on’s plugin directory, and today I’m releasing Favorite Plugins.

See plugins you favourite on in your WordPress dashboard, and install them easily and quickly.

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[Update:] The plugin has been removed. The technique used to fetch the favourites from (site scraping), is a big ‘no no’.

Screenshot of Favorite Plugins disabled on

[Update #2:] The plugin has been re-enabled. By an amazing stroke of chance, Otto was working on the Favourites API at the same time, so I’ve released an update to use that. This feature will likely drop in WordPress 3.5, so grab the plugin to see an early approximation!