[wp-hackers] Plugin usage info

Barry Carlyon barry at barrycarlyon.co.uk
Mon Feb 28 14:01:03 UTC 2011

With regards to the list of active plugins getting bounced back to wordpress.org

Can you give me a quick reference to where it is in the code? (I'm about to go hunting for it in a bit but a pointer would be useful)



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On 28 Feb 2011, at 13:48, Christopher Ross wrote:

> 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. 
> Chris.
> 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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