What is EMW?
Envato’s Most Wanted (EMW) is a contest for developers/plugin authors who want to contribute to making iThemes Exchange even more awesome. The contest is hosted by CodeCanyon (Envato) and it’s a competition for things the community will benefit from. If you’ve been waiting for a specific add-on for iThemes Exchange, create it and submit. Who knows, you could be a winner!
It pays to be fast. First 10 submitted and approved Add-ons will receive $400.
It will pay bigger to develop an Add-on that makes Exchange more extendable.
- (1) $1,000 – Best Back-End Enhancement Plugin (plugins that make it easier to manage your online store, e.g. inventory management, order management, accounting and reporting, payment gateways, etc.)
- (1) $1,000 – Best Front-End Enhancement Plugin (plugins that make it easier for customers to browse and buy, e.g. product display, checkout, wishlist, product search & filtering, etc.)
- (1) $1,000 – Best Marketing/Engagement Plugin (plugins that help get customers in the door and make the sale, e.g. coupons, discounts, referrals, gift vouchers, lead generation, newsletter, chat, social, etc.)
For more information, check out the EMW Terms and Conditions.
What Developers Need to Know
We have documentation that breaks down everything you need to know, if you want to create an add-on for Exchange. If you want an even more detailed breakdown of how Exchange is built, Glenn Ansley has a presentation that will help.
Some other details:
- Submit your add-ons now through January 23rd at 11:59p.m., when the contest ends.
- Plugin authors can enter as many times as they want (submit as many add-ons as you can create).
- Prize money is awarded via PayPal or Moneybookers/Skrill.
- Check the official contest guidelines from Envato.
Download Exchange for Free
Don’t have Exchange yet? Download it free and get started making your awesome add-on.
Want to know more about Exchange add-ons? Check out: Understanding Exchange Add-Ons.