[wp-hackers] Plugin usage info

Mark E mark at simplercomputing.net
Mon Feb 28 05:47:35 UTC 2011

-------- 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 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.

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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