[wp-hackers] Checking plugin version

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Sat Sep 22 19:00:20 UTC 2012

On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 1:52 PM, Martin Lazarov <martin at lazarov.bg> wrote:
> Not all users use default plugin install directory. So akismet can be  in
> wp-content/plugins/akismet
> wp-content/plugins/akism
> wp-content/plugins/something_else/
> Is there reliable info i can use to query the API?

No. The slug is the method by which the query works. Since the slug
normally comes from the search query and not from the directory name,
then that's how that works.

The directory name is reliable enough for most needs, since plugin
installs are built-in to WordPress. There are virtually no users
manually installing plugins and using their own directory names as


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