[wp-hackers] My new utility plugin for plugin developers

Kim Parsell kparsell-wp at kpdesign.net
Tue Dec 16 18:00:12 GMT 2008

Will definitely be giving this a try and will let you know how it works out!



John Blackbourn wrote:
> * Scenario:
> You're a plugin author with plugins in the WP Plugin Directory. You
> blog about the plugins at your own blog, and you've probably got some
> pages on your blog about these plugins too.
> * Problem:
> You've just updated all your plugins so they're 2.7 compatible, or
> maybe you didn't even need to update them but just changed the readme
> file to reflect that they do in fact work in 2.7. Now you're going to
> have to go and edit all the posts/pages on your blog to reflect these
> changes.
> * Wouldn't it be nice if:
> The various attributes of your plugins were automatically updated on
> your blog whenever you commited a change to the WP Plugin Directory
> SVN repo?
> * How about using WordPress shortcodes to type this into your posts/pages:
> "My plugin is compatible with WordPress version [plugin
> requires_at_least] and higher. I've successfully tested it up to
> version [plugin tested_up_to]."
> Voila. All your posts/pages automatically stay up to date with the
> details of your plugin in the WP Plugin Directory SVN repo.
> * Interested?
> I've written a plugin that provides this functionality and I'm looking
> for some feedback to see if anyone else finds it useful. Find the
> plugin at: <http://lud.icro.us/wordpress-plugin-info/>. The plugin
> isn't yet feature complete and I will be updating it over the next few
> days, but feel free to take a look.
> John
> (johnbillion)

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