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  1. Hello,

    I was wondering if you could give me a little assistance with your highlighter plugin? It’s downloaded and activated and all I want to be able to do is highlight author comments. What exact line of php should I place in the comment css? My subscribers have been asking me to do this for quite some time. I tried another but had mixed results. tia.

  2. Hi Zman – I am going to be writing a post about the highlight plugin soon, but basically what you need to do is stick the highlight command into a class giving you something to style.

    Something like

    < li class="<?php echo bm_commentHighlight(); ?>">Comment here</li>

    How you do this will be different for every website, but hopefully that will get you going.

  3. Hi, I agree, the ‘How to Use Subversion’ page was very intimidating and rather off-putting. In fact the first thing I did was to Google for more information and came here. This information is much more palatable. Thanks.

    All I have to do now is figure out how to process my Plugin for internationalization I will be even happier!! πŸ™‚

  4. Hi I tried your tutorial. But still i am facing problems to upload my plugin files. I am getting 400 error while SVN checkout.
    “Server sent unexpected return value (400 Bad Request) in response to REPORT”
    “request for ‘/!svn/vcc/default'”
    Please let me know what I am doing wrong.

  5. wow, this info really helped me. I am still little confuse with wordpress.org explanation before, but thanks to you πŸ™‚

  6. I was wondering if there is anything special to do to have an additional plugin hosted by wordpress. I’ve filled out the application a few weeks ago and have had no response.

    1. I’ve had that happen before as well. I would send the application again. They seem to be quite bad at getting back to people that they decline.

  7. Hello,

    Good informationn.
    But still its kinda confusing.

    Did it now and the files are in the map.
    Now waiting till users can see them in plugin browsing on wordpress website.

    Jordy Kroeze

  8. I have installed TortoiseSVN, but I can’t find “SVN Update” when I right click the folder. Are you using old version of TortoiseSVN?

    1. I wrote this 2 years ago so Tortoise has probably been updated a couple of times since then πŸ™‚

      If the command isn’t ‘SVN update’ then it will just be ‘update’. The name of the command here matches the actual SVN command you would use if you used the command line version of the tool.

      Unfortunately i now use a Mac and Tortoise SVN isn’t available there so I can’t check to see what the commands are now.

  9. Well, big thanks for that tutorial. I don’t knew why wordpress codex don’t mention how to update repository and how to use Tortoise…

  10. I host can’t seem to get it to work, I’ve been trying to upload my plugin with no success.

    I can’t believe this is the method for uploading plugins to WordpPress.org, for a company that promotes simplicity this is anything but.

    Why not just have a simple file upload and a section to add all the other information right on the site.

    1. I must admit I thought the same when I first tried but actually svn is really good and simplifies updates massively once you’re setup. I can make changes to plugins, and collaborate with others really easily now it’s all there. Once it’s setup you don’t need to visit WordPress.org at all to update things.

  11. I’m trying to upload my plugin to WordPress.org site, but I see this: “This plugin is approved and awaiting data upload but not visible to the public yet. Once you make your first commit, the plugin will become public.”

    1. That’s what happens πŸ™‚ So now you need to make some svn commits using the login info that was sent to you and then your plugin will show up on WordPress.org.

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