Back in January of 2009, iePlexus became the new developers of the Featured Content Gallery WordPress Plugin. We were excited to become part of the WordPress development community and certainly had big plans for the plugin. Since that time, 4 months ago, the Featured Content Gallery has become one of the most popular WordPress plugins to date and has accrued over 50,000 downloads from the WordPress plugin repository. We’ve made significant updates and improvements to the plugin since taking over the reigns, and have created a website, instructional video and support forum dedicated to the plugin. We will continue to manage, maintain and upgrade the plugin so it can continue to be a free, useful application for anyone who wants to utilize it on their WordPress website.
The Featured Content Gallery is a WordPress plugin that creates an automated, rotating image gallery anywhere withing a WordPress site. Based on a MooTools gallery script, the plugin is able to display an image attached to a post or page within a WordPress site and display it automatically wherever the gallery code is entered. The plugin is very popular with many high-quality WordPress themes, including premium WordPress themes from StudioPress, where the FCG is commonly included in new theme releases. It was added to the WordPress repository in February of 2009 and has consistently been one of the most popular plugins, averaging over 500 downloads per day. The Featured Content Gallery plugin page on WordPress has all the information for the plugin, including the download, description, installation, screenshots and more.
Instead of simply adding the plugin to the WordPress repository, like most developers, we decided to provide more information for users and allow them to get support for the plugin directly from iePlexus. We created the Featured Content Gallery website, which includes a demo of the gallery, in-depth installation instructions, a changelog for updates, website showcase, and a very popular support forum. We continue to answer questions within the forum and provide free support to anyone needing help with the plugin. We’ve also created a step-by-step instructional screencast video on the Featured Content Gallery and posted it on Vimeo. Since posting 3 months ago, the video has had over 13,000 views.
Recently, the Featured Content Gallery was featured in Smashing Magazine, one of the most popular development industry publications. Here at iePlexus, we’ll continue to update the FCG and improve upon its already popular features. With the upcoming release of WordPress 2.8, we’ll also ensure that the plugin is compatible with the new version and takes advantage of new developments in the platform.