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WordPress is a singular without plural. A second instance would be a fork that could not use the same name, because the name WordPress is a trademark of the WordPress Foundation. Like Jesus, just more rules. If WordPress had a plural it would be WordPresses, like in mess or mistress. But the prerequisite for that would be that WordPress becomes either a ...


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Hate to play grammar police here; but using the plural form of WordPress in the example you've given is incorrect. The correct form would be `...WordPress projects...' not '...WordPresses projects...' After all you deal with a couple of WordPress projects, not WordPresses projects.


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Send and email to plugins@wordpress.org and they can help you try to get in touch with the original plugin author. If the author is no where to be found and you can show that your able to keep it up to date it is possible that you could be allowed to take it over.


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One of the main reasons why github support isn't currently offered is so that the development of plugins could be taken over. see: http://make.wordpress.org/plugins/2012/08/18/93/ I imagine emailing the author (cc'ing plugins@wordpress.org) stating your intention to bring the plugin up to date should be enough, if the author does not respond then the ...


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In English, it's an uncountable noun. Like information or advice. Generally the plural nature is made explicit by the context. E.g. "different versions of WordPress"


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This is irrelevant if you're self-hosting your site. WordPress.com is a free hosting site run by the company Automattic. Since it's run by a private company, they set the rules and restrict advertising. WordPress.org is the homepage of the open source project called WordPress. You can download WordPress from this site and install it on your own server. ...


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RECOMMENDED: No reference to the_post_thumbnail() was found in the theme. It is recommended that the theme implement this functionality instead of using custom fields for thumbnails. This is because you are not using the_post_thumbnail() in your theme, you are trying to get an image from the post content. This means there is no way for a user to ...


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This does not answer the question in specific, but those are some resources regarding the question (as a community wiki, feel free to add stuff). Blog Articles and Discussions What Data Does WordPress Send Back to the Mothership (Lynne Pope; 14 Dec 2009) Is WordPress Spyware? (Jeff Chandler; 10 Dec 2009) WordPress Tavern Forums: WordPress and phone home ...


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It will effectively change the ownership, though it will still show up in your profile if your old username is listed as a contributor, and may still show up in your profile if your old username was the creator of the plugin. To fix the second part, email plugins@wordpress.org and Otto42 or I can re-assign it.


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Not yet. Otto said 'soon' on Wednesday. But he went to a BBQ this weekend, so 'soon' is probably 'This month.' ;) Edit: Otto42: @Ipstenu @EricMann I have code to do that, but not deployed yet. Some debate over the best way. It will be there eventually.


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It is read from the infos on your plugins readme.txt. Example from my Default Values for Attachments === Plugin Name === Contributors: moraleida.me Donate link: http://moraleida.me/ Tags: attachments, default values, caption, title, description Requires at least: 2.5 Tested up to: 3.3.2 Stable tag: 0.1 License: GPLv2 or later ...


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There are two (2) steps. Add the WordPress.org username of the contributor you want to add to the "contributors" line in the header info of the Readme file, and that person will have SVN commit access to the plugin. Go to the plugin repository and log in with the main account Go to your plug-in and click the "admin" tab Add the user's WordPress login ...


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This is because you directly call a PHP file from within your plugin folder. This is bad for two reasons, the first being that some people block direct access to PHP files inside the wp-content folder. The second is you need to include wp-load.php to access the WordPress API. Instead of linking to… ...


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Yap, it's actually a bit tricky, because there's NO direct link saying "Upload" in WordPress.org. But there is a way: You have to have a WordPress.org account first. After login with the account, look at the left panel, where resides a link saying: "Theme Authors" under "Themes" main menu. Click on it, and it'll direct you to the theme upload page: ...


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You can try out the api.wordpress.org. Take for example the secret MP6 plugin: http://api.wordpress.org/plugins/info/1.0/mp6.xml The current version is given by: <version type="string"> <![CDATA[ 0.8 ]]> </version> and it looks like the previous versions are listed in the compatibility tag: <compatibility type="array"> ...


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Colloquially, this is definitely meta, but whether it is in stackexchange technical terms, I don't have an opinion on. As for the actual question, I'd say it's "WordPresses". I have never given this consideration when it comes to WordPress, but if you'd check "press (noun)" in a dictionary, it should give you "presses" as a plural. And if that's the case, ...


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I would not take the plugin over, I would do an SVN fork and begin maintenance of the plugin yourself. This way, the plugin is now yours, and you are responsible for everything forward on the initial SVN fork. Dealing with legacy issues (the developer was not good at support, etc) probably isn't the best solution.


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Calls from core to api.wordpress.org (wp 3.2.1) From the phpDoc blocks: Inside head of wp_update_themes(): "A list of all themes installed in sent to WP." Themes /wp-includes/update.php > line 261-267, called on line 280 [1]. Plugins /wp-includes/update.php > line 166-172, called on line 184 Core /wp-includes/update.php > starting on line ...


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WordPress.com is web service. WordPress.org is software product. Think bus vs car. You can ride both, but bus is owned by someone else and what you can do with it is limited.


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The best answer is the one directly from the horse's mouth: http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/


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To answer your questions: the wp-config.php is wordpress setting file. how to alter my custom theme? you don't need to alter your theme, its simply telling you to turn debug to true within wp-config.php and review your theme, to see if it creating any warnings or errors. put this line define('WP_DEBUG', true); in your wp-config.php and play around ...


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I've been trying to work out the issue for months now, and have made several adjustments to try to solve the problem. In short: Yes, we know there's a problem. No, I don't know how to fix it yet. You can stop reporting it already. Current workaround: ANY commit of any kind should trigger it to update. So simply adding a space to the readme.txt and waiting ...


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Okay, looks like this is a problem with windows. I tested this now under linux and it worked like a charm. I have no idea what is causing this, but that specific plugin which is problematic is looking wired in svn anyway. So solution is to use a SVN client on linux. It just works.


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Wordpress.com is a hosted blogging service based, of course, on Wordpress. You can register and open your blog, choosing from a variety of themes. It's running the latest version of WordPress. Wordpress.org is the site where you can download WordPress, themes and plugins and install it in your own server.


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If you release your plugin with the SWFs embedded, they do in fact need to be released under a GPL-compatible license. This means you need to make the original source for the SWFs available, but not necessarily in the plugin itself. You have two options: The WordPress Way When WordPress includes a third-party tool or library that's compiled or minified ...


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Yes, just change the readme in the tagged directory that is marked as stable.


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Typically any plugin changes take 15minutes to be reflected on the plugin's pages in the repo. Did you upload the screenshots and header image to the /assets/ folder of the repo?


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The favorited plugins has been added to the WordPress.org API. There is a new feature in 3.5 that allows you to access your favorites from the plugin installer. See http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/22002 for info on how it is being used in core. The API allows you to retrieve an object that contains contains each plugins name description author ...


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What is the correct process to bring an old or possibly abandoned plugin current? While things could always change in the future (and some change is inevitable, now that the community seems to have gained traction toward the effort to clean up/improve the Plugin repository), currently the recommended approach is to fork the abandoned plugin, so that you ...


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Here is one idea: You always have the possibility to scrape the plugin's download html page: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/some-plugin-slug/stats/ while you don't have any json/xml/rss sources with the today's download counter. The html part you are interested in has this form: <div id="history" class="left"> <h4>History</h4> ...



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