There are over 37,000 plugins on WordPress.org.
That means it must be really easy to get your new plugin published on WordPress.org, right?
Wrong. It’s not the most intuitive system. WordPress.org has some quirks you need to learn and hoops you’ll need to jump through.
In these seven video, Topher gives you an overview of exactly what you need to do go publish your plugin on WordPress.org.
Video #1. Introduction
In this first video, Topher introduces you the Plugin Developer Center on WordPress.org.
Video #2. The readme.txt File
When hosting on WordPress.org, one of your most important files contains no code: it’s your readme.txt file. This contains all of the important details about your plugin. Click here for the sample readme.txt file.
Video #3. Signup
In this third video, Topher shows you how to create your account, submit a plugin and upload it to WordPress.org.
Video #4. SVN Repository
This video starts 3 days after the previous videos. Topher introduces you to the SVN repositories that WordPress.org uses to store code.
Video #5. Creating a Screenshot
People need to know how to use your plugin. In this video, Topher shows you how to add screenshots to document your work:
Video #6. Creating a New Version
After you’ve published your plugin, you’ll need to push out updates to add new features or fix security problems. Here’s how to create a new version:
Video #7. Upload a Banner
The first thing that everyone notices about your plugin on WordPress.org is the screenshot. Here’s how to showcase your plugin with a great image.