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  • Hello all. Forgive me if this has been asked, I did a search but couldn’t find it.

    I have developed a plugin that I want to add to the repository. I’ve reviewed the requirements, and created my readme.txt and my assets, and all is ready to upload.

    My question is, what do I upload? Should I upload just the zipped plugin folder? or should I setup a zipped folder containing assets, branches, tags, and trunk like an entire svn folder?

    Thanks in advance

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  • Thank you for the link and your reply. I had read that page previously.

    The page you refer to indicates that a readme.txt file should be created. I previously read the guidelines on that and have created the file, along with placing my screenshots into an ‘assets’ folder. (as a sidenote, my readme.txt file passes validation perfectly, even for ‘Requires PHP is missing’, which is better than the demo readme.txt file)

    But the assets folder isn’t part of the plugin, and so it strikes me as odd that I would upload the files needed for the plugin, including a readme.txt file which assumes an assets folder that is NOT uploaded as part of the plugin. If that makes sense.

    Or, when WordPress creates my svn respository, will it place my uploaded files into ‘trunk’ and create an ‘assets’ folder that I will then place the screenshots into as a seperate process?

    Forgive my ignorance, I have done a fair amount of reading and it’s my first plugin. I am still not sure if I should upload just the zipped folder of the plugin (and upload assets folder later), or all the files like the assets as well.

    Any further assistance is appreciated.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 4 days ago by  SomeNYCGuy.
    Moderator Steve Stern

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    If you’re stuck, email plugins (at) wordpress (dot) org

    Thank you for your reply. I will try to contact them.

    I guess I must be missing something as it seems like a simple question: Do I upload zip containing just the plugin files, or a zip containing all folders like assets, trunk, etc.

    In case anyone faces the same confusion, the response from the plugin support group was to upload only the code for the plugin. They did not need the assets folder.

    Once uploaded, the web page confirmed the plugin name and also some validation about the URLs in the the plugin.

    I assume if and when it is approved, and the SVN repository created, I will be able to upload the assets files there.

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