Best Practices for Publishing Plugins

Now that your plugins have met the minimum requirements, let’s go over some ways to increase their exposure on the registry.

Use SKPM to publish releases

SKPM simplifies the process of building, packaging, and publishing your plugin. It also automates the tasks of bumping your plugin version and creating github releases. Combined with Sketchpacks, you can quickly build and distribute updates for your users!

Publishing a release is as simple as:

skpm publish <new-version>

For more information, see our section on publishing plugin updates

Have a detailed readme tutorial

We high recommend taking the time to create a concise, yet informative readme for your users. Sketchpacks syncs your readme and renders it on your plugins page. Having a brief tutorial on your readme can greatly help users understand your plugins features.

Quick, informational gifs are very useful for showing off what your plugin can do and catching the eyes of window shoppers. It also gives you a place to link users to more detailed documentation and tutorials for your plugin.

Have a detailed manifest for your plugin

The more metadata you can add to your manifest, the better Sketchpacks will be able to categorize and display it.

Have a detailed package for your plugin

Not only is the package.json a great place for versioning your plugin, it also another great source of metadata. Sketchpacks will sync with your repositories package.json and use it for any required information that may be missing from your plugins manifest.json.

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