[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #644: Allow content to be be added to a plugin's 'Developers' page via readme.txt

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#644: Allow content to be be added to a plugin's 'Developers' page via readme.txt
Reporter:  lumpysimon   |      Owner:
    Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
Priority:  normal       |  Component:  Plugins Directory
Keywords:               |
 Would it be possible to allow plugin authors to add content to the
 'Developers' page of the plugin directory via `readme.txt`?

 Currently, if I want to find out things like which actions or filters a
 plugin provides, the handles of scripts and styles it enqueues, or the
 arguments for a function, often my only option is to search the source
 code, or in some cases go to the documentation on the author's website.

 If listing these kind of advanced details on the Developers page became
 standard practice, it would essentially become a mini-Codex for each
 plugin, the first place other developers would check when they need to use
 a function, find a filter name, unenqueue styles, extend a class, etc.
 Plugin authors could also put any other useful information here, such as a
 link to the plugin's GitHub repo.

 Currently, the only place to put this information is in the FAQ, but this
 is confusing for non-technical end users - being able to use the
 Developers page would allow the two types of information to be kept
 separate for the two different audiences.

 The sections currently shown on this page (Subscribe, Browse the code,
 Current version) would all be kept, but moved down below this information.

 If the author already has this kind of documentation somewhere, they would
 just put a link on this page.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/644>
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