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My First WordPress Plugin Found In the Directory

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It’s not my very first WordPress plugin ever made (I’ve made four or five others over the past year,) but I’ve finally reached my goal for adding my first (and hopefully useful) plugin to WordPress.org’s repository, WOOT!

A fellow blogger was looking for a way to have Pinterest’s nopin=”nopin” code to work in her blog (to stop family photos from being pinned) and unfortunately WordPress does not recognize that particular code out of box.Β  Everytime it was added to a blog post image, WordPress would delete it, thinking it was unnecessary junk code.Β  I was asked to look into it, and happened to find a way to help by creating a plugin called Pinterest Repellent (I shouldn’t be left to name things, darn it!)

As far as plugins go, this one is extremely simple, but I was so happy to be able to contribute, even if it’ll only help one or two bloggers. πŸ™‚

And while my other plugins were site-specific, this one could potentially help others in the WordPress community, so I applied to have it sit in the plugin database.Β  So shiny….

WordPress.org Plugin: Pinterest Repellent

So yeah, don’t mind me while I do a little dance for reaching this goal in my love and support for WordPress design, lol!

I’ve also heard recently that WordPress is turning 10 this month! WOW!Β  Are you going to celebrate WordPress’ birthday on May 27th?

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Living in Superman’s Metropolis (aka Toronto, Canada), Aeryn Lynne found a way to entirely over-share everything she loves, and make a career out of it! Ultimately a geek, she waxes poetically over technology, squees over comic art, hunts down the nerdiest places to visit and literally sparkles, thanks to her makeup addiction.

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25 Comments on “My First WordPress Plugin Found In the Directory

Sandy
May 6, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Congrats Aeryn! A great accomplishment! I’ve got it bookmarked πŸ™‚

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Aeryn Lynne
May 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Thanks Sandy! πŸ™‚ Let me know if you have any Qs about it. πŸ™‚

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Sandy
May 6, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I will for sure, Aeryn πŸ™‚

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Suburban Style Challenge
May 6, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Congrats! I’m going to have to check this out… while I like that some images are pinnable, I don’t want them all to be.

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Aeryn Lynne
May 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Yes exactly; up until this point it was have them all available for pinning or email pinterest to essentially block your site. Pinterest has code now available to either block your whole site yourself, or just choose some particular images that have no business being shared on their site, but we just need WordPress to also be on board with this new code change. πŸ™‚ Hope this plugin will help you in the future, and thanks! πŸ˜€

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multitestingmommy
May 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Congratulations! Maybe one day I’ll migrate over to the dark side πŸ™‚ It’s ironic that on the day you put up this post, I write a post about how to back up a Blogger Blog πŸ™‚
Will you hold my hand if I decide to do it one day?

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Aeryn Lynne
May 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm

LOL absolutely; I need to put hand-holding on my LinkedIn resume, am becoming a pro at it!! πŸ˜‰ We’ll get you on the dark side eventually! πŸ˜€

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Jennifer
May 6, 2013 at 2:52 pm

oh my goodness that is such a great idea, I never thought of having that before, but for personal photos it’s so great!

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Aeryn Lynne
May 6, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Right? Until the blogger mentioned, “it’s for family photos” I couldn’t think of why anyone would want to use nopin in their images either!

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Monica
May 6, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Congratulations Aeryn, that is such an amazing plugin to have, I would never have even thought that someone would hijack family photos, but in this day you cannot be too safe. {PS, I will vouch for your awesome hand-holding!!}

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Aeryn Lynne
May 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Yeah, its hard to fathom, but I do know a couple bloggers struggling with other sites using their family photos for biz. :/ I’m really happy that pinterest came up with nopin.

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Pam Young
May 6, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Wow! I am super impressed, as it all seems like gibberish to me. Congratulations!

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Aeryn Lynne
May 8, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Awh, thanks! πŸ™‚ I’ve occasionally wished I could call myself bilingual for knowing HTML/PHP, lol!! πŸ˜‰

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Jenna Em
May 7, 2013 at 7:15 am

That’s awesome of you to create that “nopin” plug in! I’m currently on Blogger and thinking of making the switch over to WordPress one day. Great to know there are all kinds of cool plug ins available for WP!

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Aeryn Lynne
May 8, 2013 at 4:22 pm

There is a bucket load of awesome plugins to take your site to the next level. If it weren’t for plugins, I wouldn’t have ever bothered with WordPress, lol.

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ChickyMara
May 8, 2013 at 4:05 pm

That’s so AMAZING!! Congrats. Now I know where to go with my WP woes.

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Aeryn Lynne
May 8, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Lol, yep! If you’ve got any Qs I may be able to help! πŸ™‚

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BusyMomofTwins
May 8, 2013 at 10:26 pm

Yay! What an amazing accomplishment! As you know I am html illiterate so creating something like that is unfathomable to me. So lucky we have WP gurus like you to turn to!

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Christina Dennis
May 10, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Congratulations! You’re so talented, and this sounds like a really awesome little plugin.

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Julie Harrison
May 14, 2013 at 9:13 am

Whaaat? You have a plugin on the WordPress directory? That is sooo cool! I love the name, very clever πŸ™‚

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Debbie Bashford
May 14, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Wow, I am just overwhelmed with all the technolgy nowadays and am amazed how easily so many people get it. I just don’t have that type of mind

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Victoria Ess
May 19, 2013 at 12:00 pm

This post doesn’t make too much sense to me, but creating a plug-in sounds like quite an accomplishment! Naming it Pinterest Repellent just makes it even better.

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Jackie Currie
May 22, 2013 at 11:35 pm

I bow to your greatness! I’m intimidated just ADDING a plug-in, never-mind CREATING one! You rock! And congrats on WP adding it to their repertoire!

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Tracey11
May 25, 2013 at 9:39 am

Congratulations Aeryn Lynne! What a useful plugin – I think it will spread like wildflowers once the word is out. I think you should do a post encouraging your followers to tweet this tool (and accomplishment!).

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Shari Goss
May 29, 2013 at 1:11 pm

WHAT? So you design wordpress plugins…..hmmmm may have to remember that for the near future πŸ˜‰

Thanks for linking up with my comment love darling! Would love it you did it again πŸ™‚

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