We are going to move the “pluginalytics” prototype into production as a lead magnet for membership around here. It’s not a simple task but easily doable if we wrap the Admin UI up in a WordPress Shortcode. So look for that sometime this week.
I found an interesting link on twitter: 5 Best Contact Form Plugins and it sparked a thought… Five Contact Form Plugin seems kind of shallow.
Having spent a few weeks using our metapult plugin analytics engine I already knew that Contact Form Plugins were among the most common types of plugins. I mean, there’s a whole industry around the fact that WordPress is essentially useless without some sort of form builder.
Plainly, the out of box experience is one of regret and disappointment. I just wanted a quick way to build a nice website and instead I get an impenetrable array of admin menus and nerd knobs.
Assuming you manage to stick with it and tough it out there is some light somewhere down that dark tunnel: a Plugin and Theme ecosystem.