Back in 2011, I released the first version of Tipsy Social Icons – a WordPress plugin designed to make it easy to add all of your social networking icons to your WordPress-based blog.
As of last month, Tipsy Social Icons was officially three years old (pretty old in Internet years, right?), but development has slowed and my time has begun to be devoted to other projects – many of which I enjoy more – and additional plugin have been released that do a solid job of the same thing.
So today, I’m officially retiring Tipsy Social Icons.
One of the things that I appreciate most about the open source community is the sense of collaboration that comes with sharing your work.
Case in point: This morning, I received the following tweet from someone who wanted to contribute to Tipsy Social Icons.
Sure, all plugins in the WordPress Plugins Repository are open source by nature, but GitHub makes collaboration that much easier, so I was happy to oblige.
In January 2011, Atlanta was hit with a major snow storm that had many of us hanging out inside of our homes for days at a time. To say that I had cabin fever would be an understatement.
During that time, I wrote a really simple social icons plugin for WordPress. Because I used Jason Frame’s excellent jQuery plugin called Tipsy, I aptly named the plugin Tipsy Social Icons.
Since it was first released, I’ve done much more WordPress development and this plugin wasn’t up to par with my usual standards, so I’m updating it and am officially releasing Tipsy Social Icons 3.0.