Hosting a wordpress plugin on Github

Someone at WordPress decided that if you want to create a plugin for WordPress, you’ll have to host it at their SVN server. Personally I’m not a big fan of SVN, I’m more a GIT person.

Lucky for me, it appears I’m not the only one. So for my latest WordPress plugin (REST API – Filter Fields) I used Github. Then I came to a few problems that had to be solved

Small problems

  • Github wants a (markdown) file and WordPress wants a readme.txt file with some required options
  • How do I deploy a new version of my plugin to the WordPress SVN server?
  • And how can I make this proces as easy as possible?