Core Plugin Infrastructure Update

Just a quick update on where we stand with the infrastructure for coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party development. The mailing lists are currently being used and it looks like they should be able to scale fine.

We still need a patch or plugin for Trac ( to help it handle the sheer number of plugins currently in the repository (not to mention the expected future growth). If anyone is able to help with that, please post on that ticket.

The next steps will be to rework the current layout of the plugin pages on The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. Currently there’s a link on the adminadmin (and super admin) tab to that plugin’s Revision Log as well as the RSS feedRSS Feed RSS is an acronym for Real Simple Syndication which is a type of web feed which allows users to access updates to online content in a standardized, computer-readable format. This is the feed. for that log. That needs to be moved some place where regular users can see it. Additionally the plan is to add a way for plugin authors to request a mailing list for their plugin directly from the repository.

I’m excited to see all this fall into place so that we can turn the corner and see how core plugins will really shape up!