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I wrote a WordPress plugin: Pick Giveaway Winner

I am currently exuding a geeky glow because I wrote my first WordPress plugin. It’s called Pick Giveaway Winner and it does what its title implies: it randomly picks a giveaway winner from the comments of a post. It also lets me disqualify people who enter more than once, or just give them one entry to even the odds. I wrote it because I needed it and no one had written it.

You can read a bit more about it on the Make My Blog Pretty blog. Right now I’m just happy I figured out how to submit it to the official WordPress Plugin Directory, which required me to use Subversion, which I sorta hate and gave me horrible command-line flashbacks to my old job. -mkdir never-again-please

Anyway, I hope this plugin helps make a few bloggers’ lives easier.

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We Have a Winner! « Liz Runs DC · February 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm

[…] note: I used Pastaqueen’s plug-in to pick the winner, and I highly recommend […]

The Winner Is… | Determined To Be Fit · June 20, 2011 at 10:52 am

[…] If you use WordPress and host the occasional giveway, check out Jennette Fulda’s Pick Giveaway Winner plugin.  It makes the process insanely easy.  Plugins and developers who generously share their […]


Lorraine Ball • January 2, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Your timing is perfect. We are working on a site, and the client just asked about this type of plug in. We will give it a try!


AF • January 2, 2011 at 4:57 pm



Kimberly • January 2, 2011 at 5:09 pm

That is pretty frakking cool. WTG!


Kalynskitchen • January 2, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Needless to say I’m impressed!


Auntie Mandy • January 2, 2011 at 6:16 pm

I have no clue what you said!


Debby • January 2, 2011 at 8:34 pm

You are just too cool! :-) Happy New Year, PQ!


Merry • January 2, 2011 at 8:42 pm

It’s okay to be geeky. We’ll still love you. :)

Last week at work, I had an engineer give me a History of the Nerf Gun lecture. His cube had 12 different Nerf guns, each from a different stage of Nerf’s product history, which he used to illustrate the lecture. Now that’s pushing the boundaries of geek.


Lanie • January 2, 2011 at 11:51 pm

I have no idea what you just said which makes me feel a lot less geekier than I did an hour ago when I dowloaded almost all of the books from the card game “Authors” on to my Kindle (they’re free downloads).


Ninjutsu Training • January 3, 2011 at 2:00 am

That’s awesome! Just using wordpress freaks me out, so writing a plugin to me is like magic—congrats!


Jenn • January 3, 2011 at 8:55 am

Geek out all you want – that’s a definite accomplishment. =)

I know a lot of bloggers who would find this useful. Now, to get them to move from Blogspot to WordPress…


Terra • January 5, 2011 at 11:57 am

So Cool!!!


Kristin • January 6, 2011 at 1:03 am


Just stopping by to browse a bit…reading Half-Assed right now and so inspired by your story. Just mentioned you on my own blog, actually (http://junecleaverwouldbeshocked.blogspot.com/2011/01/were-off-to-slow-start.html) – hope you don’t mind. Looking forward to reading through your blog when I finish with the book.

Hope you have a great 2011!


Anonymous Fat Girl • January 7, 2011 at 8:33 am

Awesome plugin in PQ. WTG on the new book too! :)


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