I’ve created a forked version of the popular WordPress Plugin Boilerplate. This new version uses a python script/GUI that completely automates the renaming of every file, every function, and every class name. No more missing a file name or function to match your new plugin name.
Check out the README and follow the instructions on the repo to get started. Questions, comments, feature requests are all welcomed.
This may not be news to some plugin devs, but you are now able to use your own custom header image for your WordPress plugins hosted on WordPress.org.
If you don’t spend much time browsing the actual plugins directory, you may not have noticed this. A great example of a custom plugin image in use is the infamous “Hello Dolly” plugin hosted on WordPress.org.
Hello Dolly page showing custom header image in use. Click for larger view.
The image needs to be a 772×250 pixel jpeg or png. This goes into your plugin’s SVN directory with the path assets/banner-772x250.(jpg|png). Resources to get started with custom header images for your WordPress plugin: