One of the most missed features in the official WordPress Plugin repository is the ability to specify the change log for your Plugins. There was no unified way for the Plugin developers to specify the changes that were made to the Plugin in each version.
Thanks to some great work done by Peter Westwood and Mdawaffe, we now have support for changelogs in the WordPress Plugin Readme standard. The information specified in the changelog will be displayed in a separate tab in the WordPress extend pages like shown in the below screenshot from WTC.
Since it has become as part of the readme file standard, I have added support for changelogs to my WordPress Plugin readme generator which I have released sometime ago. Now you can create readme files for your Plugins with changelogs using the WordPress Plugin readme generator. Try it out and let me know if you face any issues or have any suggestions.
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Nice – changelog should have been there from the start. Time to edit my plugins, I guess.
Yes, it’s time to start editing our WordPress Plugin readme files 🙂