[wp-hackers] Extending extend/plugins

Dan Kuykendall dan at kuykendall.org
Wed Apr 4 06:09:56 GMT 2007

Im still hoping this can be worked out. Im getting close to ditching the
use of wordpress.org because this issue has caused about 70 different
users to submit forum posts complaining about it not working and it was
due to the dir name.

Dan Kuykendall wrote:
> In the last couple of days I have gone ahead and moved podPress to the
> wordpress.org plugin directory, so that I can try and participate more
> with the plugin community.
> Most things are working nicely, the readme.txt solution is pretty handy.
> Anyways, I recently release version 7.7 of my plugin, so the download
> link is now for http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/podpress.7.7.zip
> This is all well and good, except that when you unzip this, you get a
> 'podpress.7.7' directory. I used to have a naming scheme very similar
> naming scheme (podpress-7.7.zip). However I was zipping the dir to be
> 'podpress' as it should be.
> I released version 7.7 last night, and already this issue with the dir
> being named 'podpress.7.7' has resulted in about 20 users posting on my
> forums, emailing me directly, or IM'ing me about podpress not installing
> properly. Most of these were new users, most of my existing users
> realized they needed to rename the dir, but the new users dont.
> Is anyone else having this problem?
> Can someone involved with the plugin dir look into naming the dir after
> the plugin, rather than using plugin.tag? The zip file name doesnt need
> to change, just the dirname inside it. Im willing to do the code if
> someone wants to pass along the file driving this.

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