[wp-hackers] Plugin version display on wordpress.org?

Beau Lebens beau at dentedreality.com.au
Wed Feb 2 07:20:47 UTC 2011

The version number is read from the main plugin file's header
information (the comment block in the top of your solomail.php).

Using tags + readme can get confusing.

Readme in trunk is parsed, which then points to a specific tagged
version. Then the header from that tagged version is used to indicate
current version number.


On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 11:03 PM, Scot Hacker <shacker at birdhouse.org> wrote:
> I'm trying to figure out why my new plugin is showing a screwy version # :
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/solomail/
> The current version is 1.3, not 1.2.
> It has an svn tag for 1.3.
> The readme.txt in both trunk and tags/1.3 includes these lines:
> Version: 1.3
> Stable tag: 1.3
> I honestly don't know where the site is getting the 1.2 information from. Also, FWIW, these two documents might be cleared up a bit:
> The standard readme:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/about/readme.txt
> Does not include a reference line for Version (it just includes the Stable line).
> This page however:
> http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_a_Plugin
> Shows a Version line but not a Stable line
> Also, thanks to peeps on this list who tipped me off that phpmailer class was in WP core - that discussion turned into this plugin.
> Thanks,
> Scot
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