How to Add Your Plugin to the WordPress Plugin Directory

How to Add Your Plugin to the WordPress Plugin Directory
Ashlee Griggs

You need to create a main folder which you can call anything. In our case, we are calling it “facebook-open-graph-meta-in-wordpress” because that is the name of our plugin. Inside that folder, you will need to have three sub-folders called “branches”, “tags”, and “trunk”. The branches folder is used to release major updates, tags folder is used to release minor updates, and trunk is the beta version where you play with the new features. This allows users to revert to the older version of the plugin, if they see bugs in the newer version.

How to Add Your Plugin to the WordPress Plugin Directory
Lottie Horne

After submitting the form, be prepared to wait awhile to be approved access to the subversion repository. For my plugin, it took around 18 hours to receive a response. Just be patient, if everything looks good, someone will approve your request within a reasonably undefined amount of time. Eventually, you should receive an email with all the information you need to access the Subversion Repository. This is where you will upload and store your plugin. The system will use the files and information included in the Subversion Repository to generate the actual web pages that appear in the Plugin Directory with all of the other plugins. It usually takes a few minutes for the system to create your plugin’s entry, so be patient after uploading.
Allene Boynton

Enable Two-Factor Authentication using time-based one-time passwords (OTP, Google Authenticator), Universal 2nd Factor (FIDO U2F,…

Why and How to Publish a Plugin to the WordPress Plugin Directory
Loyce Nabors

Even if you won’t get paid for your work, you should consider your plugins like products to sell. You are not required to be a marketing specialist: you just have to know that your plugin should be some way unique and/or distinguishable from similar plugins. Give your plugin a memorable and meaningful name, and unique features that will make people say “I need it!”. And, if your plugin provides features that are already covered by other plugins, focus on accessibility and ease of use to give users a value-added making a clear difference between your product and its competitors.

How to add your Plugin to the WordPress Plugin Directory
Veronica Meyer

I’ve written countless plugins for WordPress over the years in work and for my own personal projects but never had I created on with the intention of adding it to the WordPress plugin directory until recently. This post outlines my experiences when writing my Tides Today WordPress Plugin and hopefully answers some of the questions I found myself asking.
Kathryn Reese

Your plugin’s URL will be populated based on the value of Plugin Name in your main plugin file (the one with the plugin headers). If you set yours as Plugin Name: Boaty McBoatface then your URL will be and your slug will be boaty-mcboatface for example. If there is an existing plugin with your name, then you will be boaty-mcboatface-2 and so on. It behaves exactly like WordPress post names.

How to Submit Your Plugin to The WordPress Plugin Repository – A Complete Guide
Lynsey Colson

IMPORTANT Don’t forget to change the plugin version in the plugin file (aph-prism-highlighter.php) to 1.1, otherwise, WordPress will still display version 1.0 in our plugin page in the In Addition, even though the user has updated the plugin, the version will still appear 1.0

How to add plugins to WordPress
Jackelyn Cooley

This is the most technical process used to add plugins to WordPress. And this is because it requires knowledge of using FTP. (If you’ve never used FTP before, this GoDaddy Help article covers uploading files via FTP in more detail.) You’ll be uploading the entire plugin folder directly to your WordPress installation.

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