Here is a short description of the plugin. This should be no more than 150 chars. No markup here.
This is the long description. No limit, and you can use Markdown (as well as in the following sections).
For backwards compatibility, if this section is missing, the full length of the short description will be used, and Markdown parsed.
A few notes about the sections above:
Stable tag should indicate the Subversion "tag" of the latest stable version, or "trunk," if you use
Note that the
readme.txt of the stable tag is the one that is considered the defining one for the plugin, so
/trunk/readme.txt file says that the stable tag is
4.3, then it is
/tags/4.3/readme.txt that'll be used
for displaying information about the plugin. In this situation, the only thing considered from the trunk
is the stable tag pointer. Thus, if you develop in trunk, you can update the trunk
readme.txt to reflect changes in
your in-development version, without having that information incorrectly disclosed about the current stable version
that lacks those changes -- as long as the trunk's
readme.txt points to the correct stable tag.
If no stable tag is provided, it is assumed that trunk is stable, but you should specify "trunk" if that's where you put the stable version, in order to eliminate any doubt.