Changelogs in WordPress Plugins

A new feature recently launched on WordPress Extend allows plugin authors to create changelogs in their plugin readme files, which will now show up in a separate tab on Extend, as well as in the dialogs that appear when you click the “View version 1.3.2 Details” links on the Plugins screen in wordPress.

For me, a changelog is a very important thing it is all about justifying to your users why they should upgrade to the latest version of your plugin as well as reassuring them that the changes made have been made for specific reasons and helping them to understand the impact the changes may have on there usage of your plugin.

Some plugins are already starting to take advantage of this new feature. Others, such as my own, already have changelogs, but they aren’t yet formatted in the manner required to trigger the creation of a separate Changelog tab.

Changelogs, Changelogs, Changelogs [westi on wordpress]