Plugin Directory

WordPress can host your plugin

You’ve got a cool new plugin and are hoping to give it some exposure. You’re in the right place. Just ask us to host it for you. You’ll be able to:

  1. Keep track of how many people have downloaded it.
  2. Let people leave comments about your plugin.
  3. Get your plugin rated against all the other cool WordPress plugins.
  4. Give your plugin lots of exposure in this centralized repository.

There are only a few restrictions

  1. Your plugin must be compatible with the GNU General Public License v2, or any later version. We strongly recommend using the same license as WordPress — “GPLv2 or later.”
  2. The plugin must not do anything illegal, or be morally offensive (that’s subjective, we know).
  3. You have to actually use the Subversion repository we give you in order for your plugin to show up on this site. The WordPress Plugins Directory is a hosting site, not a listing site.
  4. The plugin must not embed external links on the public site (like a "powered by" link) without explicitly asking the user's permission.
  5. If you don’t specify a compatible license, what you check in is considered GPLv2 or later.
  6. We also have a large list of detailed guidelines, but mostly they say how not to be a spammer.

It’s pretty simple

  1. Sign up.
  2. Within some vaguely defined amount of time, your plugin will be manually reviewed. You may be emailed and asked to provide more information.
  3. Once approved, you’ll then have access to a Subversion Repository where you’ll store your plugin.
  4. Once you put your plugin (and a readme file!) in that repository, it will shortly be automatically entered into the plugins browser.
  5. Check out the FAQ for more information.

Readme files

To make your entry in the plugin browser most useful, each plugin should have a readme file named readme.txt that adheres to the WordPress plugin readme file standard. You can put your readme file through the readme validator to check it.