By adding a new committer and removing the original committer can I effectively change ownership of plugin? I would like to transfer a plugin to a new wordpress.org profile. I am the author.

  • this is a question for the plugin author and depends on the licensing.
    – krembo99
    Feb 9, 2012 at 13:59
  • I am the author, I will add that to the question now...
    – jnthnclrk
    Feb 9, 2012 at 14:03

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As of 2015 you can do this yourself, and you don't have to email anyone.

Go to your plugin page (example: https://wordpress.org/plugins/hello-dolly/ ) and click on the ADMIN button on the right hand side.

On that page, add the new person as a committer and remove yourself.

Then update your readme and plugin files to point to the new USER ID and check the code in. You do not need to bump your version numbers.

Done :)

  • I couldn't find that button (on my own plugin's page), I guess it's not there anymore.
    – dev_masta
    Jan 31, 2018 at 20:51
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    It's called "Advanced" now but it's still there. Same location, too.
    – Ipstenu
    Feb 1, 2018 at 21:40
  • How much time will it take to new committer can update the assigned plugin? I am now new committer in 3 plugin but unable to update plugin code on plugin svn.
    – Frank
    Sep 10, 2018 at 20:34

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 [email protected] and Otto42 or I can re-assign it.


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