Mika Epstein notifies developers of a…

Mika Epstein notifies developers of a recent plugin guideline change in the WordPress plugin repo. Guideline 12 (β€œPublic facing pages on WordPress.org may not spam”) is now more clear in broadcasting the message β€œDo not use your readme to spam.” This includes tags, keyword stuffing, and affiliate links.

Guideline 13 has been completely rewritten for security reasons: β€œβ€¦plugin should make use of WordPress’ default libraries.” Mika cites an example of plugin authors including the entire PHPMailer library, and not keeping it updated. A public page of 3rd part libraries is coming soon.

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