Plugin README Parser
[Plugin: WP README Parser] The plugin does not have a valid header. (4 posts)

  1. Gwyneth Llewelyn
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Under 3.1.2, when installing the plugin, I get a "The plugin does not have a valid header." error.

    This is what I get when automatically installing the plugin:

    Downloading install package from http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-readme-parser.1.1.zip…
    Unpacking the package…
    Installing the plugin…
    Destination folder already exists. /home/gwyneth/gwynethllewelyn.net/wp-content/plugins/wp-readme-parser/
    Plugin install failed.

    Strange, isn't it?

    None of the suggestions/comments here apply to it: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/wordpress-28-the-plugin-does-not-have-a-valid-header?replies=24

    And clicking on the (inactive) plugin to activate it afterwards certainly worked for me, so I wonder if this was just a temporary glitch when unpacking it (after all, the ZIP file is created by WordPress.org) or some weirdness...


  2. ArtissTheGeek
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    It's certainly odd. Looking around people up to the latest version of WP seem to have this problem and it usually appears to affect plugins that have the main file 2 folders deep - this doesn't apply in this case.

    You can read more about this problem here... http://mysillypointofview.wordpress.com/2010/05/27/fix-the-plugin-does-not-have-a-valid-header-error/

    Certainly the file isn't corrupt (just checked it!) so maybe you're right and it was a one off.


  3. ArtissTheGeek
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    BTW, I notice you're using the plugin on your personal site. IF you have any feedback or feature requests, please let me know.

    For example, I see the screenshots are spilling over because of their size - like WP does, would you like to see these limited in size?


  4. Gwyneth Llewelyn
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hiya David :) Thanks for the replies; yes, it's quite odd, but (as you so well noticed), in spite of the error when installing, your plugin most certainly works.

    As for the screenshots, I guess I'm lazy, I could resize them with CSS, but sure, a setting on the shortcode options (e.g. maxwidth or something like that) would certainly be welcome!

    Thanks again for your plugin. It certainly makes me save precious time!

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