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Offline ozarksentinel

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WP plugin ideas?
« on: December 30, 2011, 06:31:28 PM »
I have been so amazed by the quality of answers in this forum that I wanted to get your ideas on a new plugin we are developing.
After seeing the price of Contest Burner (a great plugin, but a little pricey for some), we decided to go a little beyond.
Currently we have it in the development phase and I am hoping for some feedback from the forum.
As of right now the plugin will feature:
1. Raffle Tickets (one for each visit to a site or new user sign-up).
2.Prize Giveaway (the admin sets a prize and users enter a random drawing)
3.Facebook Like Us (enters user int random drawing for prize).
4. Scratchboard - (generates simple scratch cards that a user may scratch for a prize. The admin MUST be able to set the winning ratio (ie - 10 to 1)
5. Sign Up Only (this MUST take the info from an aweber form (created by the admin) and issue a ticket for a random drawing to the new sign up.
Each contest also automatically posts to Facebook.
The admin would be able to create and save a contest, each with a start and end date and the plugin would, for the random drawings, select the winner(s) the day following the closing date.
So here's the question. Are there other types of contests we should try to include, and are the ones above good, or should we scrap any of them?
Thanks in advance.
Dave



Offline Kelly Ling

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Re: WP plugin ideas?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 08:12:37 PM »
I would love the idea of a good contest plugin.  Back in the CGI days, I used one that was excellent - http://www.event-handler.com/

I noticed that they last updated their script in 2010 - I might renew my license, if I can include it in a WP script.  Otherwise, you might want to look at what they offered.  It was one of the best on the internet at the time.

Hope this helps!

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Re: WP plugin ideas?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 09:13:23 PM »
Thanks Kelly.
They do have some interesting ideas there. I'll pass some of them on to my developers and see what they can come up with.
I really appreciate your input.
Happy New Year.
Dave

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Re: WP plugin ideas?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2011, 12:41:45 PM »
Hope it helps.  If you need a tester for the plugin once it's ready to roll, I'd be glad to help.  Send me a PM.  :-)

Happy New Year!

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Re: WP plugin ideas?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2013, 02:55:16 PM »
I really like to see how this comes out as it is a good idea for sure.
Bill Brooks    hillsborowd@gmail.com