[wp-hackers] Plugin usage info

Andrew Nacin wp at andrewnacin.com
Wed Mar 2 18:57:13 UTC 2011

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 12:26 PM, Michael Clark <
dc153464a11bcf5aeb18180db28017fb.wp-hackers at planetmike.com> wrote:

> At 6:05 PM -0300 2/25/11, Alvaro wrote:
>> Is there a way to get info about how many blogs are using the plugins I've
>> developed?
>> Maybe WordPress should offer this info on the plugins page, like it does
>> with stats.
> It seems that Alvaro's question never got answered. Why doesn't WP make the
> number available? It could be added easily to the stats page visible only to
> the plugin's developer(s), or on the Admin tab. I'm not saying that plugins
> should be ranked by popularity based on downloads, as we all know those
> numbers can be fudged.

Otto answered:

On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 2:13 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> No, there is no way to get actual numbers. Only statistics are kept, not
the raw data.

Because of the inconsistencies in reporting and aggregation, it's not
reliable to keep (or especially display) anything beyond percentages which
are normalized over a time period.


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