Add a CodeURI field to plugin file header
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I would like to make it easier for developers not associated with a plugin to contribute modified versions.
The plugins SVN has grown to a size where it's no longer possible for a member of the WordPress community to create a new ticket and select a plugin from "component" to patch and improve software. Some plugins manage code on a site such as GitHub and commit a release into the plugins SVN.
I might use WP Super Cache in my WordPress installation, one of 3.5 million installs using the plugin. I modify the plugin and would like to share my changes.
- Try creating a new ticket in Plugins Trac. The plugin is not listed as an available component.
- Find the Plugin URI. If not WordPress.org look around on the author's site for links to another repo.
- Search GitHub for the developer(s) and/or project
- Email the developer(s) if they have a contact email listed
File header currently includes a Plugin URI which commonly points to the WP.org plugin page for the plugin or sometimes to a webpage on the developer's site. I could overload "Donate" to encourage code donations instead of monetary donations but that could be confusing.
I'd like to provide a explicit code URI field to encourage outside contributions of modifications in the GPL spirit.