[wp-hackers] WordPress plugin update bugs

Matt Mullenweg m at mullenweg.com
Tue Oct 2 12:55:14 GMT 2007

Viper007Bond wrote:
> However, I host all my downloads though at WP.org. This greatly boosts their
> exposure, provides great statistics and ratings, and provides an update
> service. Honestly, why wouldn't you host you your plugin on WP.org (besides
> those fringe "omgz GPL!" / other odd situation cases) ?

The GPL and plugins is a whole topic unto itself:


I'm not going to get into that here, but agree Omry's situation is an 
edge case, and not worth adding a lot of complexity for.

I would estimate that 99% or more of widely used WordPress plugins are 
in the repository. From the front page:


"1,053 plugins, 1,672,326 downloads, and counting"

Once we start doing one-click upgrades and installs of plugins I think a 
central repository becomes even more important, as you have 
accountability for every line of code in the system.

Matt Mullenweg
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