I really want to say “We’ll reopen on Monday!” but right now we’re aiming for Monday.
What’s going on?
We found some bugs that didn’t happen in testing.
For example, when we did the final import of all the pending plugins, they were in a maybe-wrong state. That meant we had to go through all our emails and logs to make sure we’d emailed everyone about their 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 status or not. That took us until Friday afternoon.
At the same time, we found some process flow bugs that were just going to make things worse all around and had to address those. It doesn’t do you any good to submit a plugin if we can’t review it, or if approvals don’t generate your SVN Short for "SubVersioN", it's the code management system used to maintain the plugins hosted on WordPress.org. It's similar to git. folder, for example! We had to document all of those to make sure things would get fixed in the right order (some of them we can live with, obviously).
The good news is that we did clean out the queue, so everyone who had a submission pending has now been emailed. Some of you twice. Sorry about that. If you didn’t get one and you think your plugin is pending, email us at
email@example.com and we can look.
Thank You Systems/Meta 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.
Systems and Meta have been wonderful, plowing through the tickets raised. Right now, we’re prioritizing “Fix what’s broken” so the only tickets you see in the Plugin Directory v 3.0 milestone are items we feel must be fixed as soon as possible. If I’ve moved your ticket out, it’s simply because it’s not deemed mission critical at this moment, and not that it will never be addressed. It’s triage, and we were just as brutal about it on ourselves.
Thank You Too
I really do appreciate everyones patience and understanding.
Obviously things didn’t go perfectly, but considering the magnitude of this change, it’s gone smoother than I predicted (I may owe people dinner now). If you want to help us out, right now please spread the word to your fellow developers. Remember, if you can get everyone to read this blog first before they email/dm/ping The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” for status, you make reviews go faster!