Providing plugin banner and thumbnail images
While the plugin listing that we put in place by creating a
readme.txt file is perfectly functional, it does not really stand out among the sea of extensions that are available on the website. Thankfully, WordPress.org introduced a mechanism allowing plugin developers to add a banner image to their listing. This image can be anything from a simple picture to a complex graphic to advertise your creation.
You should have already followed the Applying for your plugin to be hosted on wordpress.org and Uploading your plugin using Subversion recipes. You should have an approved repository on the official repository and plugin files uploaded to the server.
How to do it...
Follow these steps to prepare images for your plugin and learn how to upload them to your repository:
- Navigate to the plugin repository folder created in the previous recipe.
- Create a new directory called
assets, next to the