Plugin Directory v3 Open Beta

We’ve been working on the new, WordPress-based version of the Plugin Directory and it’s at a point where the meta team would like to open it up to the community to foster participation and receive feedback. You can find the latest iteration of it under the temporary URL:

If you have commit access to a plugin in the existing directory and are logged in to your account, you also have access to the provisional developer interface.

Please keep in mind that it is by far not a finished product. There is still a lot of work to be done, mainly around front-end technology, search, and developer facing interfaces. Every decision that has been made so far is up for discussion, which is the purpose of this post. You can find a history of all previous discussions at #plugin-directory.

We’ve already received a good amount of feedback after my WCEU session on meta trac, the summary post of our last chat, and in blog posts throughout the community.

But we’re looking for more! 🙂 Please feel free to leave general feedback as comments on this post, and specific bug reports as new tickets on meta Trac (but make sure it doesn’t exist yet). The meta team will go through all feedback, derive a prioritized list of suggestions from it, and work it into the iteration schedule.

Thank you for your participation!