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

Nikola Nikolov nikolov.tmw at gmail.com
Fri Aug 8 17:23:43 UTC 2014

Tons of great information on the subject - thanks everyone!

Otto - it's true that usually no one likes working on other people's
code(yuk!), but Chris is right I think - this is a pretty popular plugin
and I'm assuming there would have been someone interested in adopting the

On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 7:35 PM, Half-Elf on Tech <ipstenu at halfelf.org>

> As a reminder, if we ‘remove’ your plugin, it just means not’s not going
> to be listed in WPORG anymore. You can still check in SVN code and all
> that. So in this case, Chip, closing the plugin would prevent anyone new
> from using it, while leaving your support forum intact. I’d probably do
> that since it’s not needed anymore.
> Just ping us at plugins AT wordpress.org and let us know :)
> (There’s also a way to disable the plugin, so you can push updates while
> not allowing new people to download, which is also a good idea to do WHILE
> you’re backing it out)
> --
> Mika A Epstein (aka Ipstenu)
> http://ipstenu.org | http://halfelf.org
> On August 8, 2014 at 9:09:07 AM, Chip Bennett (chip at chipbennett.net)
> wrote:
> >
> > http://wordpress.org/plugins/cbnet-ping-optimizer/
> >
> > I had thought about asking the Plugin team to remove it, but since I
> still
> > see quite a bit of misinformation about the Plugin's necessity from time
> to
> > time, it seems to be more beneficial to leave it as-is.
> >
> > So, that might be an approach worth taking for the OP's Plugin.
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