[wp-hackers] New plugin for plugin authors to showcase their plugins on their site

Chris Taylor - stillbreathing.co.uk mrwiblog at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 20:37:25 UTC 2010

Dammit Mark, you stole that idea right out of my head!
Congratulations, good plugin.


On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 10:52 PM, Jean-Nicolas Kuttler
<wp-hackers at nicolaskuttler.de> wrote:
> This plugin is great, but I seem to have a small encoding problem: I save my readmes as unicode and non-ascii characters seem to break somewhere between the repository and the plugins_api() call.
> I think the problem is somewhere in class WP_Http, although this is a little over my head...
> Any ideas? You can probably verify this by trying to pull the "move wordpress comments" readme (unicode in changelog, near Tobias).
> Nicolas
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 11:46:03AM -0500, Mark Jaquith wrote:
>> Like many plugin authors here, I have many of my plugins in the wp.org
>> repository, but I also want to showcase them on my own site. Until
>> now, I've been managing them on my site manually. This has proved to
>> be a giant pain — so much so that it makes me dread updating my
>> plugins, as I know it'll involve a tedious update of their
>> representative pages on my site.
>> I wrote a plugin to remedy this.
>> http://txfx.net/wordpress-plugins/i-make-plugins/
>> In order to make the page above, I did the following:
>> 1. Pages > Add New
>> 2. Title: I Make Plugins
>> 3. Parent Page: WordPress Plugins
>> 4. Publish
>> That's it! It's getting all its info from the plugin repository, using
>> the API calls available within WordPress. The info is cached in
>> postmeta, with an expiration.
>> It also auto-populates the listing page:
>> http://txfx.net/wordpress-plugins/
>> Both pages have templates (using WP shortcodes, of course) so that you
>> can customize their layout.
>> Now you can manage your personal plugins showcase just by updating
>> their readme.txt file. Hope this is of some use to you!
>> --
>> Mark Jaquith
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> Nicolas Kuttler
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