[wp-hackers] Plugin Readmes

Firas D. fd at firasd.org
Thu Jul 21 02:09:49 GMT 2005

Hi everyone,

A few of us (Robert Deaton, Andrew Sutherland and I) are whipping up a 
replacement/successor to wp-plugins.net. Right now we're working on an 
importer from the wp-plugins.org repository (which'll sync nightly via 
'svn up'). Of the nearly 340 plugins in the repository, only a portion 
are 'discoverable':


So please standardize your /trunk/readme.txt so we have some data to 
crunch :)

The expectation is (a) there's a file in /trunk/ called readme.txt, (b) 
It's formatted like 

(If you're curious, the parser is 
http://firasd.ath.cx/ext/import/parse-readme.phps .. quite primitive, 
early alpha, etc.)

(And this'll be an open source project of course, with all source 
available in an svn/trac environment and readily redeployable. It will 
work for plugins that aren't in the repo, but it will take only one 
readme format.)


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