And The Winner Is… A WordPress Plugin

And The Winner Is… is a WordPress plugin that helps you manage product giveaways by allowing you to mark posts as “contests”. Each contest has a user-specified number of winners that can be selected at random from comments for that giveaway post.


The problem is a simple one. Many site owners run contests that allow entries as comments on a blog post, but managing entries and randomly selecting winners is a chore. And The Winner Is… helps to solve this problem by managing the comment entries and winners by selecting those winners at the click of a button.

The plugin is available for download from the WordPress plugin directory.

All support questions can be asked in the WordPress plugin support forums.


Changelog

  • 1.0.2 — 2010.10.05
    • Bug fix for plugin not activating properly in 3.0.1
    • Added comment permalink to confirmation box
    • Added subject to comment winner mailto link
  • 1.0.1 — 2010.06.02
    • Bug fix for opening/closing comments from the Contests page
  • 1.0 — 2010.06.02
    • Initial public release
  • beta 2 — 2010.05.22
    • Added functionality for multiple winners per contest
    • Large code reorganization and documentation added
  • beta 1 — 2010.05.18
    • Initial release