How To Improve Your WordPress Plugin’s Readme.txt

If you’re a plugin developer and you just love to write code, then writing a readme.txt file for a plugin in WordPress’ repository might be your idea of hell. When you’ve written all of that lovely code, why must you spend time writing about how to use it?

A poorly written readme.txt does not necessarily indicate that the plugin is poorly written; the code could be mind-blowingly good. But it does give the impression of an overall lack of attention to detail and a lack of care for end users. You see, no one will notice if a readme file is particularly awesome, but they will notice if it’s bad.

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