The WordPress.org Plugin Directory
WordPress.org offers free hosting to anyone who wishes to develop a plugin. All plugins hosted here have access to:
- Monitor statistics (see also the WordPress.org Plugin API)
- Receive feedback and reviews from users
- Provide support via a free forum
If you require assistance with your hosting on WordPress.org, you can contact the plugin team via Slack in
A brief overview:
- Plugins must be compatible with the GNU General Public License v2 or later. If a license is not specified, code will be considered “GPLv2 or later.”
- The provided Subversion repository must be used for functional WordPress plugins only.
- Links such as a “powered by” link, or advertising, or external service calls are prohibited unless it is clearly documented and explicit user permission is granted.
- The plugin and developer must not do anything illegal, dishonest, or morally offensive. This includes spamming or harassment.
Alert: All plugins and developers must comply with our Detailed Plugin Guidelines.
If you’re just getting started, it helps to know how to submit your plugin, use SVN, and so on.
- … plan, submit, and maintain your plugin
- … use SVN (aka Subversion)
- … manage your readme.txt
- … write proper plugin headers
- … use plugin assets (header images and icons)
- … take over an existing plugin
- … use the support forums
- … grant users special roles (contributor, supporter, committer, etc)
- … transfer your plugin to a new owner
- … add your plugin to the block directory
- ... manage your plugin’s security
- … report an insecure plugin