I’ve learned more forking the code of Register Plus then I probably would have learned had I written my own plugin from scratch. Every time I look into the code I have to ask myself, why is this written this way, am I really improving this, am I breaking compatibility? These are really interesting questions that, as a lone wolf programmer, I’ve never had to ask myself before. Also, contributing to the open source ecosystem is really exciting, albeit, nerve wracking. Who’s to say my code won’t just be stolen, packed with WordPress and sold as some CMS? I guess that’s giving myself a lot of credit, but I really think Register Plus was the best registration plugin, and, I hope, I’ve only improved it. I’m excited for user feedback and to add more functionality and improve this little plugin.