[wp-hackers] Who to contact in order to take over development of a plugin?

Bill Erickson bill.erickson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 17:04:08 UTC 2012

I believe all that needs to be done is the current author adds you as a
Plugin Author in the readme, and (optional) removes himself.

That's what I've done in the past to take over ownership of a plugin.

Bill Erickson
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On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM, Bjorn Wijers <burobjorn at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've contacted the author of the File Icons plugin (
> http://wordpress.org/extend/**plugins/file-icons/<http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/file-icons/>)
> and we agreed that I'm taking over development of this plugin (I can send
> our conversation). I'm already a contributor, but I'm  not sure who I need
> to contact to become the lead developer of this plugin? Can someone point
> me in the right direction?
> ps: Maybe this question and the answer to it should become part of the
> Development FAQ (http://wordpress.org/extend/**plugins/about/faq/<http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/about/faq/>)?
> AFAIK I cannot add this to the FAQ myself.
> Thanks,
> grtz
> BjornW
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