WordPress plugins - development version

I’m always hesitant to tell people to “grab the latest version of wp-openid from subversion”. That is often either followed by questions of “What is subversion?”, requests for help getting subversion to work, or the person whose bug I’m trying to fix doesn’t test the change because they don’t want to deal with subversion. Not that I can blame them… Windows and pre-Leopard Macs don’t ship with a subversion client, so it really is a bit of work for the end-user.

Somehow, I completely missed the fact that wordpress.org addresses this by providing a zip file of the latest trunk code in subversion in addition to whatever you designate as the latest stable release. On the plugin page, click on Other Versions, then on the Development Version at the bottom of the page. For wp-openid, that is here. I imagine many other plugin authors knew about this, but it was news to me, and very welcome news. So if you’ve been holding off testing some new changes I’ve made because you don’t want to mess with subversion, you now have an easy alternative.

Comments and responses

Hi. I have problem with WP-OpenID. I was trying this openid plugin for wordpress: http://sourceforge.net/projects/wpopenid/ and now i can't activate Your WP-OpenID. When I try to activate it want to download plugins.php. Can You help me wit this?

first of all, the sourceforge project is completely replaced by the wordpress.org project. All development effort (including by the original plugin author) is being done on the wordpress.org plugin. first, delete any versions of either plugins you have, and do a clean install of the latest wp-openid (currently 2.1.2). Does that work for you?

If not, what do you mean by "it wants to download plugins.php"?

Unfortunately uninstalling and replacing didn't help... With downloading I mean this: (when i click "Activate") http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pluginwf7.jpg

With Opera browser I got blank page

Hmm, Lukas, it looks like there's a server issue... I'm not sure this is related to wp-openid. When you completely delete the plugin directory, and then visit the plugins page, does the same problem happen?
I'd like to use the plug-in, but I keep getting "fatal error" when trying to activate it... I'm guessing it's because php5 is required? I suppose I can only wait for my webhost to upgrade it, then... (still on php4)