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A plugin I've released has a collaborator. So I put them into the readme.txt file and they show up on the plugin page and all that.

Does doing this automagically give them access to the SVN repository for the plugin? Or is there some other process to go through to get them access? Or is only one user allowed per repo?


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As long as you use a valid WordPress.org username in the Contributors: tag in readme.txt, then yes: once the readme.txt is parsed by Extend/SVN, then the specified username automagically has SVN-commit access to the Plugin.

Note: I know that it works for the Contribuors: tag, as I am such a contributor on a couple Plugins. If you're using a Collaborators: tag, I am unsure of how such a tag gets parsed.


And I mis-spoke somewhat. @Otto reminds me that committers must also be added, via the extend\plugins\plugin-name\admin page. So, props Otto; I had completely forgotten about that part!

So, there's really no automagic. Go to wordpress.org/extend/plugins/plugin-name/admin, look for the Committers heading, add a WPORG username to the text field, and click "Add Committer".

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Thank you, Chip! – chrisguitarguy Aug 24 '11 at 14:07
Whoops; had to revise my answer. Please see the edit. – Chip Bennett Aug 24 '11 at 14:17
Alright, still easy to do! Thanks again. – chrisguitarguy Aug 24 '11 at 14:45

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