[wp-hackers] Plugin usage info
mark at simplercomputing.net
Mon Feb 28 05:47:35 UTC 2011
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Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Plugin usage info
Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 22:45:08 -0700
From: Mark E <mark at simplercomputing.net>
To: Aaron Jorbin <aaron at jorb.in>
On 02/27/2011 10:33 PM, Aaron Jorbin wrote:
> The information sent is:
> <taken from get_plugin_data in wp-admin/includes/plugins.php>
> * 'Name' - Name of the plugin, must be unique.
> * 'Title' - Title of the plugin and the link to the
> plugin's web site.
> * 'Description' - Description of what the plugin does and/or notes
> * from the author.
> * 'Author' - The author's name
> * 'AuthorURI' - The authors web site address.
> * 'Version' - The plugin version number.
> * 'PluginURI' - Plugin web site address.
> * 'TextDomain' - Plugin's text domain for localization.
> * 'DomainPath' - Plugin's relative directory path to .mo files.
> * 'Network' - Boolean. Whether the plugin can only be
> activated network wide.
Is that really necessary to determine if plugins, themes, and core need
an update? Nope.
I mentioned it because people need to know since some company's have
incredibly strict privacy policies where such info leakage could
represent a considerable risk in their eyes.
However, nowhere does a WP install tell you this when you install it.
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