Support » Plugin: Plugin README Parser » [Plugin: WP README Parser] The plugin does not have a valid header.

  • 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…

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-readme-parser/

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  • Plugin Author David Artiss

    (@dartiss)

    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.

    David.

    Plugin Author David Artiss

    (@dartiss)

    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?

    David.

    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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