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Opened 14 months ago

Closed 8 months ago

#23720 closed feature request (wontfix)

Make it obvious that by default support for plugin and themes in the repository is not guaranteed

Reported by: mark-k Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version:
Component: WordPress.org site Keywords:
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Description

Or even better, people should assume it doesn't exist.

This follows the discussion here http://tommcfarlin.com/upgrade-wordpress/

I know it is possible to add a text to that effect in the readme.txt file, but it is not the same, and you can't expect plugin authors to release new versions just to reflect the change in their available time.

Alternatively support policy should have a tab of its own on the plugin's page.

In addition, there should be a way to contact someone that will provide paid support for the plugin. By default it should be the plugin's author, but it might be a good idea for other people to be able to provide this kind of service as well.

Change History (2)

comment:1 SergeyBiryukov14 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to WordPress.org
  • Summary changed from Make it obvious that by defualt support for plugin and themes in the repository is not gurantied to Make it obvious that by default support for plugin and themes in the repository is not guaranteed

comment:2 Otto428 months ago

  • Milestone WordPress.org deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Plugin authors (and eventually theme authors) can add sticky posts to the top of their support forum listings with whatever they like, including links to their own support sites if desired. For now, this will have to do.

Additionally, WordPress.org is free, and the things offered there are free. We don't really want to promote paid support services at this time.

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