How to get a WordPress.org plugin page

My No Meta WordPress Plugin finally got his own WordPress dot Org page.
Now I’m waiting for my Mass Custom Fields Manager to get approved.
I always wanted to have my own plugin page :). It just makes me proud to be an owner of an open-source plugin.

Howto get a WordPress plugin page

In order to get a plugin page at WordPress.org (like http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/plugin-name-here) you need to do a couple of things as described below:

  1. Think about a good idea for a WordPress Plugin.
  2. Develop the plugin yourself / hire a developer to code the plugin for you / contact me and ask me to code the plugin for you.
  3. Register as a member at WordPress.org
  4. Ask WordPress to host your plugin.
  5. Grab yourself some cookies & milk and wait until they send you an email saying they approved your plugin (Usually within one week). If you receive an email saying that they didn’t approve your plugin then… Well I have no idea because I never got one.
  6. The email will say that you will receive access to your SVN within the next hour so this step is just more waiting :(.
  7. Once you got your access, read this tutorial on How to Use Subversion to upload your plugin (=get a plugin page), and upload your plugin files to the /trunk folder. If you encounter any problems with this step like I did (this is the toughest step), contact me through the contact page or by leaving a comment and I’ll get back to you + Update this post with the solution so it helps other people as well.
  8. Wait up to fifteen minutes (WordPress checks for updates every 15 minutes) for WordPress to create your plugin page and then use the WordPress plugin search to find it.
  9. Be pround of yourself and comment here to let me & other people know that this tutorial works.

I hope this guide will help some people to get started with WordPress plugin developing, because it’s just amazing what you can do with it. The way that WordPress was built lets you change virtually anything and tweak the system in any way you want.

About the author

Oren Yomtov

Hi, I’m Oren. I’m a technologist and entrepreneur.

I started coding at a young age, served in IDF's Technological Unit, worked in Silicon Valley, and co-founded a VC-funded startup acting as CTO.

Interested in consulting? Reach out using the contact page.

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Hi, I’m Oren. I’m a technologist and entrepreneur.

I started coding at a young age, served in IDF's Technological Unit, worked in Silicon Valley, and co-founded a VC-funded startup acting as CTO.

Interested in consulting? Reach out using the contact page.

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