Following yesterday’s events, an update has been pushed to the WordPress.org plugin SVN system. All commits made to an author’s plugins will now be emailed to that author, both for convenience and as an added security measure.
If you have ever subscribed to email notifications from the core WordPress trac system (for commits) you will recognize the kind of notifications the new system sends (pictured above).
WordPress core developer and Audrey Capital’s Tech Ninja Andrew Nacin posted the news to the WordPress dev blog, along with a security reminder:
And not to sound like the PA in a subway or at an airport, but if you see something, say something. Say things to [email protected]
Nacin said the update comes a bit sooner than planned, and that future updates will include the ability to subscribe to others’ plugins for the purposes of added collaboration. Have you committed to your WordPress plugin in the last 24 hours? If so, what do you think of the new notifications?