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How to resume an abandoned plugin? (5 posts)

  1. Christian Foellmann
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi WordPress.org-Team,

    is it possible in any way to get access to an abandoned plugin in the WordPress.org Plugin Repository?
    Some good plugins I like have been abandoned by their developers and are not reachable. In some cases I would really like to keep them alive and ensure compatibility with upcoming WordPress releases.

    I know that I could submit a new project but I do not want to fill the repo with clutter and leave it with another outdated plugin that could be resurrected with minimal code changes.

    I am sure there is some kind of precedent for this case.

    Christian

  2. Or if you can download the plugin outright then you can submit an updated substantially new one as a fork.

    Which plugin did you mean?

  3. Christian Foellmann
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There are for example:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/google-analytics-multisite-async/
    &
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-permalauts/

    Both need some work and I already did that on GitHub https://github.com/foe-services/google-analytics-mu + https://github.com/foe-services/wp-permalauts-mu
    but I would love to push these to the/ a wordpress.org SVN/repo to make them publicly better accessible.

  4. I'm not involved in plugins here (good thing too I don't have the PHP chops for that) but I'm pretty sure that unless the author let's you then you you can't submit to their plugin SVN.

    You've tried to contact them without success so I think a "plugin reloaded" release may be the best way to go.

    As you'd imagine it's not a new topic, scroll down to the "Simon Wheatley: Abandoned plugins" part.

    http://make.wordpress.org/summit/2012/10/29/summary-of-afternoon-discussions/

  5. You can also email plugins@wordpress.org, who may be able to help.

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