The past couple of days i had a hype for newsflashes. First i wrote this article on how to do a newsflash without any plugin and now i am releasing one! I know, paranoia, but still i figured that it would help people out. For this plugin, i used the options table provided by WordPress. This has a bonus: most of the variables in that table are preloaded when WordPress initializes. So, retrieving data from that table does not cost any extra query. It’s just a few more CPU cycles. I think that people that don’t want to mess around with their theme and get on all this trouble, can spare those.
I will be also entering this plugin to the WordPress plugin competition. I know that i have no chance there since most of the plugins submitted are extraordinary but still i figure i have nothing to lose to let people know about my work.