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  1. Jeff

    Nice article/interview. And the link to the plugin requirements was great. I’d forgotten about that.

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  2. David Decker

    Thank you both! Sarah, for the awesome article, and Mika (plus team!) for all you do for us plugin devs! You all ROCK!

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  3. Keith Davis

    Yes I agree with David and I’d like to offer my thanks to the team… “who stand at the door of the repository and review incoming plugins to make sure they meet the guidelines.”

    Fabulous job they do.

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  4. Screening the Incoming WordPress Plugins | ClarkWP WordPress Magazine

    […] WP Tavern’s Sarah Gooding recently sat down with WordPress Plugin Directory reviewer Mika Epstein to ask about the screening process. Check out what she said about life Behind The Scenes In The WordPress Plugin Directory […]

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  5. pooriast

    Thank you Sarah, What these great people are doing is extremely needed and precious, can’t imagine what could be the situation without all these efforts. Clearly no greatness is achieved without passion.

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  6. Piet

    Great to get a little insight in the review process through this interview, thanks!

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  7. Travis T

    Just submitted my first plugin to the repository before reading this. Great insight :)

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  8. Strebel

    They go back through older plugins too. We have a plugin that had not been updated in over a year but is over 3yrs in the repo. Mika emailed me when she found a non sanitized use of a $_GET value in display code, fixed it.. Went on our way.

    They are doing good work over there..

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  9. Macs and More Den Haag

    Thanks for the great post.
    I am still looking for the RSS feed for updated plugins. I have the feed for new ones.

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  10. The Weekly WordPress News, Tutorials & Resources Roundup No.56

    […] Behind The Scenes In The WordPress Plugin Directory With Mika Epstein […]

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  11. Rhys Wynne

    Nice interview.

    I’ve dealt with Mika and the team in the past (one of my plugins had a security issue, fixed it, happens to the best of us), and it really helps a developing developer to learn.

    So thanks :)

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  12. Mte90 (@Mte90Net)

    I believe that the new versions of plugins that have not too long after they should turn off the ability to download them. There are plugins of 2011 that certainly need to be revised to update to the new wordpress.

    There are duplication of plugins, plugin with support ticket unanswered for months, plugin without screenshot or faq!

    Many plugin have the same problem: load in the head of the all page the css or js even if there are. The optimization and the cache with this plugins it’s a stupid and annoying problem -.-‘

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  13. Andy M.

    Inline documentation for developers + the repo review team. External documentation for developers who want to integrate or extend your plugin. And finally, documentation for the users, technical and non-technical alike.

    TL;DR = DOCUMENT ALL THE THINGS!

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  14. The Weekly WordPress News, Tutorials & Resources Roundup No.57

    […] Behind The Scenes In The WordPress Plugin Directory With Mika Epstein […]

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