I’m going to be upgrading the /extend/themes bbPress Free, open source software built on top of WordPress for easily creating forums on sites. https://bbpress.org. install to bring it up to the same level of bbPress where the ideas and plugins and support forums are. This is to allow the login cookies to integrate properly across the whole site.
This means that parts of the themes directory will be non-functional or broken for short periods of time as I track down issues with it. These times should be short and as minimal as possible.
Theme pages now have a little “Theme SVN Subversion, the popular version control system (VCS) by the Apache project, used by WordPress to manage changes to its codebase.” link in their FYI box. This just gives a link to the theme’s SVN, for people that want to use it.
This is something several of the theme reviewers asked for, and it fits with the long term goal of allowing some theme authors the ability to directly update themes via SVN instead of using the ZIP file uploader. Encouraging SVN use is a good thing, I think.
I added child theme support to the theme previewer for /extend/themes. The only child theme we have in there at present that I know of is this one: https://wordpress.org/extend/themes/mazeld , but now the preview works for it. Note that the parent theme of a child theme must also be in /extend/themes for this to work.
It was pointed out to me that I never mentioned it anywhere when I made this change last month, but the plugin search engine at https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ has been much improved. So now when you search for things like “buddypress”, you should get what you’re looking for on the first page of results more often.
It was a minor adjustment, so it didn’t occur to me to tell anybody. Sorry about that. 🙂
New for Extend/Plugins:
If a user clicks the “Broken” link, it will record the click as usual, but now also redirect them to the start a new topic support form, and nicely ask them to leave a new topic explaining what’s broken. Hopefully, this will make the broken button more useful.
Note: if you want to test this, feel free, but realize that you’re marking the plugin 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party as broken by doing so, whether you leave a new topic or not. So please, go back afterwards and change your vote to “works” if it really does work.