Creating the Plugin Header in WordPress by Website Design London
For all WordPress plugin every plugin has requirements a valid plugin header. Header of the plugin must be defined at the very top of your main PHP file as a PHP comment. So for your plugin it does not need to exist in every file, it should only in the main PHP file.This header tells WordPress that your PHP file is in fact a legitimate WordPress plugin and should be processed as such. Below is an example of a standard plugin header:
Plugin Name: My new Plugin
Plugin URI: http://www.webdirectors.co.uk/wordpress-plugins/my-new-plugin
Description: Here will be a brief description of my plugin
Author: Web Directors
Author URI: http://www.webdirectors.co.uk
In the plugin header is the Plugin Name only required. Other information is optional but highly recommended. In your plugin header is used on the Manage Plugins section of WordPress. In below figure you can see what the header looks like in WordPress.
Here you can see that how is important the plugin header information, all optional data including. Link of your website and the information should be accurate and the plugin URI for additional information and support for your plugin.