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

John Blackbourn johnbillion+wp at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 02:23:41 GMT 2009

I've just released version 0.2 of this plugin for those who are
interested. More info here:
<http://lud.icro.us/wordpress-plugin-info/> .


2008/12/16 Kim Parsell <kparsell-wp at kpdesign.net>
> Will definitely be giving this a try and will let you know how it works out!
> Kim
> --------------------
> 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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