I have problems in publishing the new version of a plugin I published first 5 months ago. Here is what I have done:

  • Developed the new functionality, tested all locally (by uploading the generated zip file from the root folder)
  • Copied the whole content to the trunk folder of the Wordpress plugin Subversion directory (checkout location on my computer).
  • Committed all content (new and changed) to the trunk.
  • Created a new tag by using svn copy trunk tags/0.9.5 and committed that as well.

I can now see on the plugin website that the new version is available, so the README changes have an effect. However, when I download the zip file, it has the old content. And when I install the plugin from the plugin registry, it tells me afterwards that I have installed version 0.9.4, and a new version is available.

What am I doing wrong here?

Here are the public resources to the case:

  • 11 views, and 2 downvotes (but only 1 comment). I don't get the message here ... – mliebelt May 26 '17 at 14:11

I could solve the problem myself. Here are the resources that help in finding the (my) fault:

I had in my readme.txt in the header:

Stable tag: /trunk

(which possibly never worked correct). I have changed that to

Stable tag: 0.9.5

I now see on https://wordpress.org/plugins/pgnviewerjs-wp/#description the download button with the link https://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/pgnviewerjs-wp.0.9.5.zip which shows me that the version is now available.

So the summary is: Use real version numbers in your readme.txt file!

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  • and the better answer is to just ask the repository support for ... support – Mark Kaplun May 26 '17 at 12:12
  • A quick search for wordpress repository support gives nothing. For anyone not developing plugins dayin - dayout, where would I find that? So that I don't ask silly questions here :-) – mliebelt May 26 '17 at 14:10

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