While reading WPCandy’s “Recap: Matt Mullenweg’s 2012 State of the Word“, I came across a note about custom plugin header images.
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.
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:
- The official announcement and details from Matt Mullenweg himself. If you’ve got experience with SVN and the WP repo, this should be all you need.
- A more step-by-step, detailed guide to creating your own custom header images for plugins.
Be warned, Matt has stated that this will most likely change in the future. If anyone has any more up to date details or resources, please let me know in the comments.