[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #6106: Deprecate readme.txt plugin name header

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Wed Feb 16 02:12:28 UTC 2022

#6106: Deprecate readme.txt plugin name header
 Reporter:  dd32              |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement       |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |  Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |   Keywords:
 Currently there's two places where the plugin name is defined:
  1. readme.txt
  2. The Plugin file

 for example, for Hello Dolly:
 hello.php: Plugin Name: Hello Dolly
 readme.txt: === Hello Dolly ===

 This duplication leads to confusion with authors, only updating one of the
 fields and not the other.

 It's also not uncommon for authors to leave the readme as `=== Plugin Name
 ===` not realising that they have to replace it in both locations.

 Ideally WordPress.org should present plugins by names that they will see
 after the plugin is installed, and since WordPress sites themselves do not
 display readme titles anywhere, having an explicit field JUST for
 WordPress.org display doesn't make sense.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6106>
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