[wp-hackers] WordPress plugin update bugs

Kirk Steffensen blogger at steffensenfamily.com
Thu Oct 4 21:13:34 GMT 2007


Thanks for your work on this.  It has been great to get notification on
updated plugins.

I have two recommendations from a plugin developer's point of view.

1)  Please make an emphatic statement in
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/about/readme.txt that the "Plugin Name"
in the top line MUST match the plugin name in the metadata.

We (WPG2) didn't understand this.  We thought that since the svn name (wpg2)
and the metadata name (WPG2) matched, we were covered.

2) Add a check to the readme.txt validator to check the first line against
the metadata in svn.


On 10/4/07, Michael D Adams <mikea at turbonet.com> wrote:
> On Oct 2, 2007, at 10:29 AM, Matt Mullenweg wrote:
> > Right now Michael is working on ironing the bugs out where we're
> > missing plugins.
> We should be catching many more plugins now (though, as Matt
> mentioned, since we're not logging any stats at the moment, it's hard
> to tell from our end :) ).
> As many have guessed, we were mistakenly conflating the title of
> plugin as specified by the readme.txt file and that given by the WP
> plugin header in the plugin file itself.  We're now comparing the
> correct (normalized) strings, so things should work much better.
> There are still a few issues, but we're working on making it more
> robust.
> If you're having update problems with a specific plugin, please let
> me know.
> Michael
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