Feel your WordPress plugin page needs a little something more? Then try adding a banner!
It seems this little under advertised feature of the WordPress.org plugin directory is really easy to do and makes your page look that much better. I recently added a banner to Simply Poll plugin page and it looks really swish now.
Here’s the 3 steps to doing so:
- You need to create a PNG image with the dimensions 772 pixels wide by 250 pixels heigh. Note: make sure you don’t put anything critical towards the bottom left of the image as this is where the name of the plugin appears.
- Create a new folder within the root of your plugin’s subversion directory called `assets` and save the image in that folder with the file name
svn statthe SVN folder and then commit and you’ll have yourself a banner on the plugin page.
I’m interested to see if this increases the number of downloads for a plugin as it does make the page stand out more so than other plugin pages.