Action to return a plugin's SVN tags and tag info on API.WP.org
|Reported by:||sc0ttkclark||Owned by:||nacin|
|Cc:||mitchoyoshitaka, lol@…, scribu, gary@…|
Currently, for the Plugin Beta Tester (plugin) we have to scrape data from the .org site. This is not optimal for a number of reasons, one of which that there's an API for plugin data already out there at api.wordpress.org which could instead be utilized to get back pure data vs scraping.
This plugin's goal is to be able to lookup new alpha/beta/rc versions which have been tagged.
plugins_api( 'plugin_versions', array( 'slug' => 'my-plugin' ) );
The above PHP call within WP could return an object or array of all the plugin's versions available (tagged + trunk), and each version's info. The type of information that would be very useful for our plugin in particular would be:
- Version (version found in the plugin's main header info)
- Date Modified
- Download link to the ZIP
This function call data should really mirror what you'd expect to see from the "Other Versions" section of the plugin page (example: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress/download/)