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:
- Keep track of how many people have downloaded it.
- Let people leave comments about your plugin.
- Get your plugin rated against all the other cool WordPress plugins.
- Give your plugin lots of exposure in this centralized repository.
There are only a few restrictions
- 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.”
- The plugin must not do anything illegal, or be morally offensive (that’s subjective, we know).
- 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.
- The plugin must not embed external links on the public site (like a "powered by" link) without explicitly asking the user's permission.
- If you don’t specify a compatible license, what you check in is considered GPLv2 or later.
- We also have a large list of detailed guidelines, but mostly they say how not to be a spammer.
It’s pretty simple
- Sign up.
- Within some vaguely defined amount of time, your plugin will be manually reviewed. You may be emailed and asked to provide more information.
- Once approved, you’ll then have access to a Subversion Repository where you’ll store your plugin.
- Once you put your plugin (and a readme file!) in that repository, it will shortly be automatically entered into the plugins browser.
- Check out the FAQ for more information.
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.