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Plugin Browser for bbPress v0.2 Released!

I am glad to announce the release of Plugin Browser for bbPress v0.2! This plugin provides an interface in the bbPress admin area where a keymaster can install, uninstall, activate, deactivate and upgrade plugins that are featured in the bbPress plugin repository. It has been 3 years since the plugin was developed by Sam Bauers, and now he has made me a committer of the plugin, for which I am thankful to him.


  • Compatibility with bbPress 1.0
  • Usage of reliable WP_Http instead of cURL or fopen
  • Automatically gets the new repository list if available, when you go to the plugin browser page
  • The directory folder of a plugin now need not have pb– in its name, nor a pb–revision.php, which means that now the plugins are checked with their version numbers.
  • Added i18n support
  • Coding cleanups (including WordPress style coding), optimizations and improvements


  • Add a daily auto-check for plugins and notify the administrator if any plugin has a new version


  • If you were using an older version of plugin browser for bbPress than v0.2, then it is recommended that you remove pb-- from the plugins’ directory name in the my-plugins folder.
  • If the plugin list is not updating for some reason, then go to the plugin browser page, and in the URL add this – &force_update=1 and press enter. The plugin should then make a new list of the available plugins.


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