Scott Ellis designated March 1st WordPress Developer Donation Day and has urged us all to donate $5 to the developer(s) of our favorite plugin(s) and then blog or tweet about it with the hashtag #wppdd.
There are a lot of plugins I rely on and use in almost every installation. I’m working on getting descriptions of them all posted here, but it’s been slow going. Many of my sites have more than a dozen active plugins. If I donated $5 to a different plugin developer on the first of every month, it would take years to get through them all.
I chose the WordPress Database Backup plugin to donate to. It’s the plugin I’ve used most and could least do without. I’m experimenting with other backup plugins for WordPress, but this is the one I’ve successfully restored data from. It’s been around forever. I can’t remember when I first started using it, but it might have been as long ago as 2005, in my earliest WordPress days. Even if I ultimately replace WP-DB-Backup with a different plugin, Il Filosofo deserves the donation for all the years of service.