[wp-hackers] Discontinuing a plugin on WordPress.org
otto at ottodestruct.com
Fri Aug 8 12:55:43 UTC 2014
Well, it is their plugin. If they don't want to support it or have people
download it anymore, then I have no real problem with that. So removing the
listing is the best way to do that, as I see it. I don't think we should
revert it and force it to be available if they don't want it available
If somebody wants to remove their own plugin from the listings, then we can
do that. Simply nulling it out and putting "moved" on it is a bad idea, but
just getting rid of the URL entirely is fine with me.
On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 7:50 AM, Nikola Nikolov <nikolov.tmw at gmail.com>
> I'm aware that I can download the previous versions of the plugin(well most
> users are probably not though), but the thing is that you shouldn't have to
> do that.
> Otto - I guess it's probably more headaches than it's worth, but what about
> reverting the last commit(or just moving the code back to /trunk or the
> stable tag) and changing the readme to state that the plugin is no longer
> going to be supported.
> You then revoke access to the plugin's repository(so that the authors can
> no longer do the same thing).
> Ultimately I think that if there's a list of plugins that are no longer
> supported by their authors and are put up "for adoption" by other
> developers everyone could benefit(not sure if that's fair/possible?). Yes,
> you can just fork the plugin and upload it as a new one, but the users of
> the old plugin probably won't be aware that there's a new version of the
> Anyway, just some thoughts.
> On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 3:23 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> > -Otto
> > On Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 6:36 AM, Nikola Nikolov <nikolov.tmw at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > >
> > > Is there anything the WordPress.org plugins team can do about it?
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > > Nikola
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