[wp-hackers] Plugin usage info

Christopher Ross cross at thisismyurl.com
Mon Feb 28 13:48:13 UTC 2011

Mark, I have several government clients who insist WP does not talk to external servers, as a result I have to strip this functionality from various modules before upgrades each time but overall, it's a great feature. It would be nice if there was an easy method for activating self containment (like airplane mode on a cell phone) but, I suspect that I am one of the few people on the planet who would ever use it. 


On 2011-02-28, at 1:14 AM, Mark E wrote:

> On 02/25/2011 03:03 PM, Ryan Bilesky wrote:
>> I think the closest you can get is how many downloads.  Otherwise wordpress
>> would have to send communication to the wordpress server on every activation
>> and deactivation of plugins on every site.
> For those who haven't looked under the hood, a WP installation routinely and regularly sends a list of active plugins (and other info) to wordpress.org - whether you like it or not. So those stats (and a lot more) is available within the realms of Automattic.
> And incidentally, that violates many companies' internal information disclosure policies.
> M
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