1. Next time WP Super Cache is updated you’ll be happy then. It has a “Recent Changes” list on the front page. It’s definitely something I’d like to see more plugin authors do.

    Now if only I could actually get someone to try out the dev version I’ve been tweeting about since Friday ..
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  2. @Donncha O Caoimh – Hey Donncha, thanks for stopping by and chiming in. So you see where I’m coming from? So I need to light a fire under the plugin authors?

  3. What’s crazy is that it is so easy to add another tab on the plugin info page on wordpress.org. It all comes from the readme file, and the example even shows ho to do it. I think the problem though is that in that example file, a change log tab isn’t suggested, so maybe plugin authors don’t think to do it. Maybe the example readme should be changed to include it?

    I’ll be putting a new tab too on the next update of my new user email plugin!
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  4. couldn’t agree more with you. every time somethign needs an update, the same hunt for the changelog starts again :-(

  5. Thanks for putting it out there Jeffro.

    I’ve got the exact same issue whenever I’m upgrading my plugins. I’d particularly like to know what the changes are – and whether I’m there’s some sort of change that fixes an exploit (so I can let my friends know) or whether there have been new features added or features removed, so I can use the plug-in to its full ability.

    It’s not professional to leave a user in the dark with product changes.
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  6. I have the changelog on the front page of all my plugins, so if you click the More Details from within WordPress, then you’ll be able to see the changes

  7. All plugin developers should include a changelog in view from the admin panel. This hadn’t occurred to me until late last year when Greg Yingling (developer of the WP Slimbox 2 plugin) mentioned to me that I should do it.

    I don’t think is laziness on the part of plugin developers, they’ve probably just never thought of it. Greg was the only person I’ve heard recommend this until I read this post today.
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