[wp-hackers] WordPress plugin update bugs

Michael D Adams mikea at turbonet.com
Thu Oct 4 21:19:37 GMT 2007

On Oct 4, 2007, at 2:13 PM, Kirk Steffensen wrote:

> Michael,
> 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.

It should no longer be the case that that is required.  That was a  
workaround for the bug I believe I have fixed.

Right now the title of the plugin as defined by that plugin's meta  
data is the only thing that matters.  The readme file is used for  
display only on wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

I believe the only current limitation is that the title of the plugin  
as defined in the meta data should not be changed between versions.   
I'm working to see what is feasible to make things even more robust.


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