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How to upload plugin to wordpress SVN

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If you are a plugin writer and do not know much about how it is uploaded to wordpress, you have full right to feel frustrated. It is a really simple process but unfortunately very poorly documented . There are then terms like Tags, Trunk which makes you wonder what exactly you need to do.

At least in windows , it is really simple to upload a plugin if you have developed one. Let us how you can do this in a few simple steps.

Register yourself at wordpress and create a plugin. Once you have created it, install Tortoise SVN on your windows machine. Once you have done so you will get a shell extension like this .

Now this tutorial is not about teaching you SVN but how you can upload a plugin to wordpress. Once you register for your plugin, you will receive a mail from WordPress when they have approved it .

When it is approved you will receive a mail

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Goto your local machine folder list and create a folder anywhere in your directory and right click on it.You will see Tortoise SVN items added to the menu

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This is the location wher you wish to keep your local repository

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You will see three folders. trunk is your local working copy while tags will hold the versioned folders for the wordpress plugin users.

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Now let us say you made changes to index.php. A red icon will appear as below

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Next click on SVN commit.

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Enter some text to record what changes you have made

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Right click on the TRUNK directory and then click on branch/tag

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Enter the tag directory with version name

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Goto URL where your SVN repository is located

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Proceed to tag directory , if everything is correct , you should see the new version

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