WPVote was created on August 2008 by Jean-Baptiste Jung to be the “Digg site for WordPress fanatics”. The site quickly grew but problems appeared: Firstly Pligg, the CMS which was used at the time, wasn’t easy to modify and had some annoying bugs. Secondly, the site was constantly spammed so a lot of time was spent deleting adverts.
In February 2009 Jean gave WPVote a second try, rebuilding the site using WordPress as the cms and building the theme from scratch however he was unable to give it the attention it required so in December 2009 it was sold to Ben Gillbanks who has been working on it ever since.
The theme used to run WPVote is called Nominate and is sold via Pro Theme Design. Check out the Nominate features here. WPVote runs entirely using the nominate theme. The only extra is a small plugin that adds some custom styles to the site. These styles allow me to create a different look without modifying the core functionality. Everything else is pure, 100%, unadulterated, Nominate theme code.
How it works
WPVote works just like any other social bookmarking site:
- User creates her free account
- User submit stories about WordPress
- If other users enjoy the story, they vote for it
- If the story has 5 votes or more, it is promoted to the homepage as a featured article
- Only stories related to WordPress can be published on WPVote.
- Link to the original article.
- No affiliate links.
- No spam.
- Only stories in ENGLISH are allowed.
If you break theses rules, your story and your account will be deleted.
About the Owner
My name is Ben Gillbanks, online I am often known as Binary Moon. I am a web developer, video gamer, and part time entrepreneur. By day I am the Director of Web Development at Miniclip.com, and by night I sell WordPress themes on Pro Theme Design and work on hobby sites such as this one.