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Recent and upcoming changes to the Plugins Directory

By Takeshi Nick Osanai
Posted February 26, 2013.

We understand the major issues that have been and still plague the MT Plugins Directory and extend a heart-felt apology to all Movable Type users and developers regarding the seemingly neglected state of the directory.

There are several small changes to the directory that have been made, taking effect from today.A much larger scale renewal of the Plugin Directory is being planned for release later on in the year.

Details on the small update

Because of the continuous issues with the old plugin database, we have migrated all information from the older directory to the current directory. Also, as there were more input forms than necessary, we reduced the number of forms as much as possible.

A new "theme" listing has been added to the top page. Any themes registered under the "theme" category will be displayed on the top page under this listing.

Plans for future rennovation

Today's changes and additions should be viewed as temporary patches in order to normalize directory use for the time being.

During this year, we plan on completely revamping the plugins directory registration system. We will provide more information once we have settled on the specifics for the new plugins directory, and we appreciate your continued patience during this time period.

We apologize again to our users and developers who have had to use the out-dated system up until now. We are working hard to make the directory easier to use and with the ability to provide more up-to-date information on all available plugins.

FAQ

As a developer, what should I do?

If you have plugins or themes that are compatible with MT5, then please register them to the directory.

If you have plugins or themes that are compatible with MT5, then please register them to the directory.

Starting from now, every registered plugin will be sent to our office for review, at which point it will then be published to the directory. Because of the need to verify all registered plugins, there will be a small delay between registration and publication, however, that delay should only take, at most, a few days.

How can I recommend my favorite plugins and themes to other users?

If you are not a developer but want to help promote a plugin that you use often and enjoy: in the registration form field, there is a check-box labeled "Original Author Name." Make sure this box is checked and then enter the developer's name.

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1 Comment

Estor Nimphard

Estor Nimphard on April 9, 2013, 7:06 a.m. Reply

Thank you for keeping us informed of developments regarding MovableType. The news are a bit more rare I feel these days.

From our side, pluginMT seem functioned and we have not too much to reproach MT.

We therefore expect more stability for the coming months.

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