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For backwards compatibility, if this section is missing, the full length of the short description will be used, and Markdown parsed.

A few notes about the sections above:

  • "Contributors" is a comma separated list of usernames
  • "Tags" is a comma separated list of tags that apply to the plugin
  • "Requires at least" is the lowest version that the plugin will work on
  • "Tested up to" is the highest version that you've successfully used to test the plugin. Note that it might work on higher versions... this is just the highest one you've verified.
  • Stable tag should indicate the Subversion "tag" of the latest stable version, or "trunk," if you use /trunk/ for stable.

    Note that the readme.txt of the stable tag is the one that is considered the defining one for the plugin, so if the /trunk/readme.txt file says that the stable tag is 4.3, then it is /tags/4.3/readme.txt that'll be used for displaying information about the plugin. In this situation, the only thing considered from the trunk readme.txt is the stable tag pointer. Thus, if you develop in trunk, you can update the trunk readme.txt to reflect changes in your in-development version, without having that information incorrectly disclosed about the current stable version that lacks those changes -- as long as the trunk's readme.txt points to the correct stable tag.

    If no stable tag is provided, it is assumed that trunk is stable, but you should specify "trunk" if that's where you put the stable version, in order to eliminate any doubt.

Author Hamza Rauf
Contributors (hamzarauf)
Tags blog, magzine, News, newsticker, posts, rotate

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.


  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' screen in WordPress


  • A change since the previous version.
  • Another change.


  • List versions from most recent at top to oldest at bottom.

Arbitrary section

You may provide arbitrary sections, in the same format as the ones above. This may be of use for extremely complicated plugins where more information needs to be conveyed that doesn't fit into the categories of "description" or "installation." Arbitrary sections will be shown below the built-in sections outlined above.

A brief Markdown Example

Ordered list:

  1. 10 Latest Blog posts
  2. Rotating text
  3. Current time

Here's a link to WordPress and one to Markdown's Syntax Documentation. Titles are optional, naturally.

Markdown uses email style notation for blockquotes and I've been told:

Asterisks for emphasis. Double it up for strong.

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Version 1.0.0

Requires WordPress version: 4.6 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 23 Jan 2017

Date Added: 23 Jan 2017


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