[wp-hackers] Plugin usage info
rbilesky at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 05:55:21 UTC 2011
that is surprising, i wouldn't have guessed wp would do that at least not
without making it more known.
On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 9:47 PM, Mark E <mark at simplercomputing.net> wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> 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
>> * 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
>> * 'Network' - Boolean. Whether the plugin can only be
>> activated network wide.
> Plus this:
> $url =
> Plus more.
> 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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