Plugin Previews are now available for opt-in

Following up on the last post:

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 committers can now enable the Preview button for public users on their plugins.

In order for previews to be enabled, a plugin committer must do two things:

  1. Commit a valid blueprint.json file to a subdirectory of the plugin’s assets folder, named assets/blueprints/blueprint.json. Examples of a suitable blueprint file can be found in the previous post.
  2. On the Advanced View tab, use the button to enable previews publicly. It looks like this:

Screenshot 2023-12-08 at 5.03.51 pm

As before, plugin committers can test blueprints with the Preview button without enabling it publicly.

Problems with the toggle button or other parts of the process can be reported on Meta Trac ticket #7251.