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 downloads
  • Get version statistics
  • Receive feedback and reviews from users
  • Provide support via a free forum

We also have a WordPress.org Plugin API that can be used to monitor statistics of plugins.

Tip: Make sure you review the Developer FAQ!

Requirements Requirements

In order for plugins to be hosted on WordPress.org, the code must be secure, maintained, and GPL compatible. We also require developers to comply with our Detailed Plugin Guidelines.

A short summary is as follows:

  • 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.

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How to … How to …

If you’re just getting started, it helps to know how to submit your plugin, use SVN, and so on.