Feature Plugin Treatment

When a feature pluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins. gets created, we offer them the full “treatment” across WordPress.orgWordPress.org 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. https://wordpress.org/. There are a number of pieces involved and this page documents them.


A few things can/should be done on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

  • A new channel needs to be created in the form of #feature-name.
  • If the 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party is using GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and wants comments or issues to appear in-channel, the integration needs to be added.

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Beta Testing, GitHub Integration

The beta testing tab in the WordPress plugin directory – both online and in-product – should be updated to include the feature plugin. There is also an optional GitHub integration available.

  • Update the plugins APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. include file to account for the new feature plugin. You’ll need the ID of the feature plugin.
  • Optional: If a feature plugin wants daily updates automatically synced from a GitHub repository, update the relevant file in the metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. repository.

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Other things

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