Comments on: To WordPress Plugin Authors – Add Changelogs We build High Quality, Good Looking Premium WordPress Themes that are Easy to Use and ready for just about anything. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 19:01:53 +0000 hourly 1 By: Leland Tue, 23 Jun 2009 18:44:00 +0000 @Andy Bailey: No problem. Glad to see authors of some of the more popular plugins (such as commentluv) take part.

By: Andy Bailey Tue, 23 Jun 2009 18:16:23 +0000 thanks for reminding me! I added a changelog to the last update to commentluv but I need to update it to make sure it displays on it’s own tab at the repository listing.

another one for the to-do list!

By: Leland Sun, 21 Jun 2009 07:48:00 +0000 @Jeffro: Oh well. Thanks for following up though.

By: Jeffro Sun, 21 Jun 2009 07:28:30 +0000 Hey Leland, the following is from the dev chat in IRC which may help answer your question if there will ever be a Readme.txt file for themes as there is for plugins. Doesn’t look like it.

[20:41] do themes in on even use a readme.txt?
[20:41] I think all of the info you get from a theme comes from it’s style.css
[20:42] so unless you want to maintain the changelog in the css file there may need to be bigger updates to the way themes are handled
[20:43] as far as I am aware the themes part doesn’t even include an svn repo. you just upload a .zip
[20:43] oh, i think you’re right sivel (readme.txt)
[20:44] yeah…pretty sure I am
[20:44] and there is a svn backend for themes. users just aren’t given commit access.
[20:44] well that sounds like fun
[20:44] zip is forced so a script can check for required theme hooks, encrypted referral links, etc.
[20:45] could proabaly do that with a nice pre-commit hook
[20:46] 😉
[20:47] meh, requires users know svn
[20:47] theme authors tend to me designers rather than coders
[20:47] *to be

By: Leland Sun, 21 Jun 2009 00:14:10 +0000 @Jeffro: Thanks for that. I’m not sure if it would be practical or not, but maybe there could be readme.txt files for themes as well. As of now, I believe the repository grabs all the information (name, description, tags, etc.) from the style.css files.

By: Jeffro Sun, 21 Jun 2009 00:12:17 +0000 Thanks for helping to spread the word Leland. I’ve put the request of adding the changelog to the theme repository into the Dev IRC channel to see what they think.