The jQuery Plugins site, http://plugins.jquery.com/
How it works
The plugins site is an index of GitHub repositories that contain jQuery plugins.
The repositories can contain one or many jQuery plugin with an accompanying
plugin.jquery.json manifest file in the repository root. The
specification for this file lives here.
How to list a plugin
Simply add a post-receive hook to
your repository with our Web Hook URL,
When you push to your repository, the plugins site will look at your repository's
tags and their corresponding manifest file (thepluginname.jquery.json). You can
read up on this process, as well as the requirements of the manifest file on
the jQuery Plugins Site.
Assuming there were no errors in your manifest file, your plugin should be on the plugins site within a minute after pushing to GitHub. If you still don't see your plugin listed, check the error log.
We are currently exploring options to provide better feedback on errors encountered during the process of adding your plugin to the plugins site. If you are still encountering issues after verifying the post-receive hook is in place and that your manifest file is valid, ask for assistance in #jquery-content on freenode.net.
- jQuery's jquery-wp-content
- Web server (such as Apache)
- Follow the installation steps for jquery-wp-content.
Install node >=0.6.4
If you want to setup and ultimately run the node scripts that manage plugin
grunt setup. If you need to clear the db or are getting and error
grunt setup regarding the setupdb or retrydb tasks failing,
If you have made changes to the documentation and simply want to deploy or update
that content, run
Running the site for development and debugging
node scripts/update-server.js --consolewill start the update server and log its output to the terminal window. This will not update wordpress, but will let you see the result of adding a plugin locally.
node scripts/wordpress-update.js --consolewill process the changes in sqlite into entries in wordpress. Note, if you're re-adding plugins that have already been added, you will need to remove those entries from wordpress.
Running the site normally
node scripts/manager.js runs the update-server and wordpress-update scripts
automatically. However, because it handless restarts/failures of these scripts,
it is harder to stop this process. Also, running the servers manually and
individually is much easier for development, as you will probably only need
Transferring ownership of a plugin
On occassion, a plugin will be transferred from one owner to another. When this happens, you will need to verify that the transfer is legitimate. The request should come from the original owner, but in rare circumstances the request may come from the new owner and the original owner may not be reachable.
To transfer a plugin, log into the production server and run the
script. The script will prompt you for the necessary information and has several
checks to ensure that the data provided isn't junk.