The 20th of June 2009 was the day when changelogs found their way into readme.txt files of plugins in the WordPress plugin repository. Thanks to Peter Westwood und Mdawaffe a new version of the readme.txt example file was available online that had an example of the changelog in action.
For many many people a changelog is a very important thing; it is all about justifying to your users why they should upgrade to the latest version of a plugin. Changelogger shows the latest changelog right on the plugin listing page, whenever there’s a plugin ready to be updated.
Note: The inline changelog on a plugin update shows up if the plugin author added a changelog section based on the new readme.txt example file to their plugin’s readme file.
- German (de_DE) (Thanks to me ;-))
- Romanian (ro_RO) (Thanks for contributing romanian language goes to Juergen Toth)
- French (fr_FR) (Thanks for contributing french language goes to Mehdi Kabab)
- Polish (pl_PL) (Thanks for contributing polish language goes to Daniel Fruzynski)
- Belorussian (be_BY) (Thanks for contributing belorussian language goes to FatCow)
- Bulgarian (bg_BG) (Thanks for contributing bulgarian language goes to Dimitar Kolevski)
- Ukrainian (uk_UA) (Thanks for contributing ukrainian language goes to Michael Yunat)
- Simplified Chinese (zh_CN) (Thanks for contributing simplified chinese language goes to 斌果)
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This plugins is released under the GPL, you can use it free of charge on your personal or commercial blog.
- Download the plugin and unzip it.
- Upload the folder changelogger/ to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
- Activate the plugin from your WordPress admin panel.
- Installation finished.
Why isn’t this or that implemented to improve the plugin interface?
If you have suggestions please let me know by dropping me a line via e-mail or the wp.org forums.
Where can I get more information?
Please visit the official website for the latest information on this plugin.
Contributors and Developers
“Changelogger” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- WordPress 5.3 compatibility
- WordPress 4.9 compatibility
- Fixed a small PHP Notice
- WordPress 4.8 compatibility
- Changes in UI
- WordPress 4.7 compatibility
- PHP 7 compatibility
- Added ukrainian localization (Thanks to Michael Yunat)
- ‘Redefining already defined constructor’ bug that occured on several configurations
- WP 3.8 compatibility
- Maintenance Release
- Added bulgarian localization (Thanks to Dimitar Kolevski)
- Changelogs show up on Multisite environments now (Thanks Richard!)
- Fixed PHP warnings on certain server configs
- Code cleanup
- Changelogs should show up for all plugins in WP 3.0 now
- Fixed a PHP4 activation error in version 1.2.6
- Changelog results caching
- Changelog parsing fixed (someone changed the plugins API, sheesh)
- Added compatility information for a plugin’s most recent update version
- Fixed an incompatiblity with the “Green Active Plugins!” that changed the text-align from left to center
- Cycle through all available changelogs of a plugin – inline
- Added belorussian localization (Thanks to FatCow)
- Added support for WP-Manage-Plugins plugin (thanks to djr for suggesting!)
- Improved german localization
- Improved changelog parsing
- Some more changelogs will be parsed now even if they don’t meet the readme.txt standards
- Added link to Trac revision log
- Added note when the changelog section is not readable
- Added caching mechanism where applicable to save on remote api calls
- Some code changes
- Yeah, nothing more. Really.
- Added note when there’s no changelog section available
- Added romanian localization (Thanks to Juergen Toth!)
- Plugin released