One of the projects that I love working on the most is the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate.
I dig it because it’s been a resource that has helped other people, and there are a number of other contributors that are constantly working to make it even better.
Earlier this year, I had plans to begin releasing more frequent updates, but – as with the nature of employment and side projects that are done for free – the updates didn’t happen as fast as I would like.
Additionally, it was becoming clear to me that the Boilerplate was headed in a direction that was going to be more intimidating for beginners, harder to grasp for those migrating their plugins to that format, and that it was not using some of the best principles in place.
So after talking with a number of notable developers, I’ve opted to delay the release of
2.7.0 until we have something significantly better than what’s in place.
In fact, it’s going to be a near total rewrite.