I’m scrapping what code I had for the PMetrics WordPress plugin v0.4 (don’t worry, it wasn’t that much progress) and I’m focusing on a complete redesign for an official 1.0 version of the plugin. Before I get further into development, I wanted to ask what features you, the users, would like to see included in the plugin. What I’m planning:
- Subversion repository to help me better organize changes and development (maybe host at wp-plugins.org once they get their domain expiration issues sorted out?)
- A project management page where end users can submit bug reports and request features (Trac, FlySpray, Drupal Project Module, Eventum, Mantis, phpBugTracker, ?)
- Improving the sidebar widget
- Displaying your BlogRank
- More detailed information (especially on individual post pages)
- Displaying metrics in your WordPress dashboard
- RSS tracking for those of you who don’t use Feedburner redirection of your RSS feed
- Automatic detection/matching of the domain when you set up your Metrics at Performancing and option to redirect to correct domain (with or without ‘www’) so no metrics are missed
- On install, checks your blog’s template to make sure you don’t already have the Metrics code inserted yourself and that the plugin will be able to insert the code using the wp_footer hook.
Seems pretty good? It’ll take some time, but I’m starting to look for a more office-oriented job rather than the restaurant I’m working at – it tends to drain me out and I don’t get much time to work on outside projects. If you’d like some input or just want to feedback, comment away! Remember, you’re still more than welcome to sign up for the PMetrics announcement mailing list as well.
Please Note: I’m going to be transitioning my website to Drupal soon (hopefully moving a Drupal installation from a subdomain to the main domain won’t be too hard) so there might be some down time. I’m going to have to figure out how to smoothly redirect all the incoming links as best I can.