Plugin Guideline Update: Community Code of Conduct

tl;dr: All representatives of a 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 are required to comply with the Community Code of Conduct.

One of the longstanding open tickets for the Plugin Guidelines has been adding in the Community Code of Conduct.

With the announcement of the Incident Team, we have updated the guidelines to indicate that all representatives of a plugin must comply with the Community Code of Conduct.

The updates can be found in the “Developer Expectations” (where we list out the guidelines/CoCs you must comply with) and in Guideline #9 (Developers and their plugins must not do anything illegal, dishonest, or morally offensive.)

Effectively? Yes, you actually do have to follow the Community Code of Conduct if you want to be part of the community.

This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.

#code-of-conduct, #guidelines