[wp-hackers] Plugin Challenge: Post from an iPhone - Challenge submission

Viper007Bond viper at viper007bond.com
Thu Sep 27 06:51:40 GMT 2007

Huh, what's the problem with throwing everything in trunk? For
example, I have one of my plugins located in "trunk":


When you download it:


It's already located in a folder called "vipers-video-quicktags"
(thanks to the packager) which you upload entirely to your plugins
folder. The screenshots, readme, and everything else nicely end up in
the plugin's folder. What's the drawback of that?

Currently, with this MobileAdmin plugin, you have to browse into the
"mobileadmin" folder, then selectively upload the MobileAdmin.php file
as well as the "MobileAdmin" folder.

Seems rather messy and time consuming to me.

On 9/26/07, Daniel Cameron <dan at scatter3d.com> wrote:
> Stop giving away our secrets, jk.
> Yes, the WP.org directory already sticks all your files in a folder matching
> the stub name of your plugin at WP.org. No need to stick them in a subfolder
> on /trunk/
> There are definitely trade offs for throwing everything into the trunk, one
> major problem is Viper's first comment which is clutter, I'd imagine the
> majority of people would just throw the entire directory in their
> wp-content/plugin folder without taking out the unnecessary files, i.e.
> screenshots and readme.txt. But then again, if they were to make that
> mistake the plugin would break if we kept it the way it is.
> Maybe we instead of throwing everything into the trunk we change the name of
> that subdirectory.
> --
> Dan Cameron
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