WordPress, Joomla and Drupal more or less rule the world of websites these days.
For developers writing freely-available add-ons, that means a lot of late nights, bug reports and newbie questions to deal with.
Sometimes, just sometimes, they just like to goof off a little and when they do, they code. Here are some of the funniest add-ons they’ve written for WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.
WordPress: Get Snarky
If you’ve used WordPress then you’ve seen the quotes from the Hello, Dolly musical that appear in the top-right of your screen. The Hello Dolly plugin was the first ever created for WordPress and has appeared in every version since. People love to hate it.
Get Snarky offers a less family-friendly alternative. It seems to mostly comprised of fairly brutal 140-character-or-less jokes taken from Twitter. For example:
One note of caution: most of these jokes are neither safe for work or politically correct. The author definitely tried his best to run in exactly the opposite direction from Hello Dolly.
The developer Andrew Norcross has done great WordPress work including several other plugins.
Joomla: What? Nothing?
Peter van Western produces the most popular and useful Joomla extensions. So, he’s definitely earned the right to make an extension which does, well … you might be able to guess. You can download the What? Nothing? plugin by clicking here.
If you have about €300 to spare then you can buy a limited-edition What? Nothing? T-shirt. He’s currently running a sale with a minus 50% extra discount.
What does it actually do once you’ve installed it? Everything it promised. But remember to make a donation or development and support will grind to a halt.
Drupal: Module (and theme) Roulette
Drupal Roulette is the latest work by the cat’s owner Dave Reid and you can download it from http://drupal.org/project/module_roulette.
If you install and enable Module Roulette, don’t come back and say you weren’t warned:
Click Install new module and you’ll see the power of Module Roulette. There’s over 9000 modules on Drupal.org. Be careful what you wish for.
The developer Dave Reid? He could do with a bit of downtime. Take a look at the list of modules he maintains.