Welcome to the official blog for the PluginPluginA 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 Review Team.
The review team acts as gate-keepers and fresh eyes on newly submitted plugins, as well as reviewing any reported security or guideline violations.
We can be reached by email at plugins＠wordpress.orgWordPress.orgThe 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/, or via the #pluginreview channel on Slack.
We are currently adding new team members as invite only. Please stay tuned!
Maintaining the directory can be a full time job. In order to do this, we rely on multiple tools to constantly scan, review, and monitor checkins. There are some filters on SVNSVNShort for "SubVersioN", it's the code management system used to maintain the plugins hosted on WordPress.org. It's similar to git. that prevent dangerous code from being committed to the repositories, the rest of the work is done by scanning.
Plugins are removed for reasons other than security, however that is the most recognized reason.
Any time a pluginPluginA 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 closed, the developers must be contacted, and the action must be logged on the private P2P2P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/.. If a daily post exists, add a comment with the plugin link and why it was closed. Otherwise create a new one.
Plugins are closed immediately for the following situations:
GPLGPLGPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing https://wordpress.org/about/license/. The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license https://www.gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.en.html. This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples. violations
Flagrant abuse of other community members
Users being banned from the repository (all plugins are closed when this happens)
Intentionally disguising themselves to get around previous blocks/bans
Except in extreme cases, make sure the developer(s) has received at least one warning before closing plugins.
Reasons to warn first:
Sockpuppets (delete all suspect reviews first)
Self promotion in related plugin support threads or reviews
TagTagTag is one of the pre-defined taxonomies in WordPress. Users can add tags to their WordPress posts along with categories. However, while a category may cover a broad range of topics, tags are smaller in scope and focused to specific topics. Think of them as keywords used for topics discussed in a particular post. abuse
Frequent commits to game the ‘recently updated’ list
If a warning has been sent with no response, send a second warning of “FINAL WARNING” and explain the behavior must stop. Provide them with a realistic due date. For example, if a plugin has been warned multiple times to stop making needless commits and tag abuse, allow them 4-5 business days to comply.
You can use grep, ack, or ag to scan the plugins repository. grep is available by default on Linux and OS X, but isn’t as advanced as ack/ag. ag is a drop-in replacement for ack; it doesn’t have all of ack‘s advanced features, but is 5-10x faster.
The following examples assume that you have a copy of all the plugins checked out into a folder called “plugins” and you wish to save your scans in a folder called “scans”
Looking for global $tag in all PHPPHPPHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. files:
Find everyone using httpHTTPHTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. in an enqueue: