Few days ago there was some upgrade in wordpress.org plugin directory, I noticed it for first time while I was searching for a plugin. When I reach that plugin page I saw a shiny Custom Header Image in that page, I was amazed as this custom header image thing giving a whole new look to WordPress.org plugin page. I was thinking how it is possible as I didn’t know matt already told about this in wpedevel. But I check the source of the page to find the header image location and i saw images stored in assets dir of svn and the image size was 772×250. So I also give a try for my plugin and I saw it’s really looking nice. Later I googled for details about this change and I finaly found matt’s note at at wpedevel.wordpress.org. Here’s the exact quote of how matt told about this:
As an experiment we’ve turned on custom headers for the plugin directory. If you’d like to try out this feature:
- Make a 772×250 pixel jpeg or png. (No animated GIFs. )
- Check it in to your plugin’s SVN directory with the path
assets/banner-772x250.(jpg|png). Note that the
assetsdirectory is added to your plugin’s root directory, not trunk.
- On the next plugin directory refresh (every 15 minutes or so) you should see your image start showing up on the page.
And I additionally think if wp.org enable plugin developers to design their plugins page contents too under certain conditions and formats, It’ll be excellent.