[wp-hackers] Discontinuing a plugin on WordPress.org

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Fri Aug 8 12:23:13 UTC 2014

Yes, that is a terrible way to discontinue a plugin, but people do it
anyway. When we find them, we close them so that listing is removed.


On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 6:36 AM, Nikola Nikolov <nikolov.tmw at gmail.com>

> Hi everyone,
> I was working with a client that was using the Fundify WordPress theme,
> which was powered by a combination of Fundify Crowdfunding(
> https://wordpress.org/plugins/appthemer-crowdfunding/ ) and EDD.
> I wanted to download the source of the plugin to my computer to easily
> navigate through the codebase. On the plugin page they've added "(Moved)"
> to the name of the plugin.
> Once I extracted the archive, there was nothing but an empty .php file and
> a readme.txt file.
> My question in this case is - is this allowed and isn't that a terrible way
> of discontinuing a plugin? What if someone updates the plugin and their
> site stops working? Or someone installs the plugin and nothing happens...
> Is there anything the WordPress.org plugins team can do about it?
> Best regards,
> Nikola
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