Dougal Campbell

Dougal was one of the original WordPress core developers, contributing features such as XML-RPC API support, mass re-enabling of plugins, Conditional GET support for feeds, and Post Custom Fields, which became the basis for countless plugin and theme features.

He has contributed several plugins to the WordPress ecosystem over the years, including Fancybox Gallery, Easy Gravatars, Theme Preview, and a filter for Talk Like a Pirate Day which has been subsequently adapted for numerous other systems including Drupal and Joomla.

Dougal has presented at WordCamp Birmingham for all three years it has been around, and was also selected as a presenter for the inaugural WordCamp Atlanta. Topics have included “The Future of WordPress”, which discussed upcoming features in WordPress 2.7, “Jumping Into WordPress Plugin Programming”, which will see an updated version at the October PHP Atlanta meeting, and “Pitfalls of a Popular Project”.

Alex Shiels

Alex maintains Akismet, the famous spam-fighting plugin WordPress couldn’t do without. In his spare time he builds and runs one of the most useful online WordPress health check tools at Is My Blog Working?.

Dennis Hoppe

Dennis Hoppe is a computer science student working and living in Berlin, Germany.

He loves the spirit of the open source movement, to write and share code and knowledge and so he says he has to love WordPress. :)

He designs themes and develops innovative plugins and extensions for his clients and for the community.

You can visit his personal Website (German) to learn more about him and his work.

Andy Bailey

Creator of the CommentLuv plugin and ComLuv Network. Writes PHP/MySQL code and plays with WP/WPMU.

Dev4Press

Premium WordPress plugins and themes development. Home of GD Press Tools, GD Star RatingGD Custom Posts And Taxonomies ToolsGD Affiliate Center and other plugins. Home of the xScape Theme Framework based premium themes like: newsScape, lightScape, eScape and photoScape.

Mark Ghosh

Owner of the hugely popular Weblog Tools Collection blog. His blog can be found right in your Dashboard under “Other WordPress News”.

Asynchronous Google Analytics for WordPress

The Asynchronous Google Analytics for WordPress plugin is Google Analytics plugin that support new asynchronous tracking method. Give a better handle to integrate Google Analytics javascript code snippet into any WordPress websites/blogs. Simple yet and easy to configure, faster loading page with optimizing javascript asynchronous method, even for complex and specified custom tracking. Custom tracking for specified categories, tags, pages, posts, URL, or visitor from specified IP.

WPMU DEV

WPMU Dev is used by many quality WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress sites, providing access to over 100 plugins, 150 themes and the best WordPress support on the web. We specialize in helping you monetize your WordPress and BuddyPress sites and build thriving communities.

Mike Schinkel

Mike helps companies recognize WordPress as a Strategic Business Platform, and also develops Plugins to leverage the 13 million+ self-hosted WordPress sites.

He can be quite helpful on the WP-Hackers mailing list as well, too.

WP Explorer

WordPress themes and plugins directory.

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