[wp-hackers] track activity of user engagement in plugins

Robert Lusby nanogwp at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 09:50:13 UTC 2012

Yet WordPress "phones home" itself.

Although we all know this - it isn't made clear anywhere for those that 
don't - with no simple admin option for turning it off.

Have always felt there should be a "no phone home" option in WP-Config...


On 14/02/2012 23:02, Mika A Epstein wrote:
> Phoning home is also against repo guidelines so be careful.
> On Feb 14, 2012, at 4:15 PM, "Chris Taylor - stillbreathing.co.uk"<mrwiblog at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 4:17 PM, Eric Mann<eric at eam.me>  wrote:
>>> There's nothing worse than discovering after you install a plugin that it's
>>> been sending data to a third party without your permission.
>> Very true. I wrote a plugin called Plugin Register
>> (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/plugin-register/) which in the
>> initial version automatically registered activations of my plugins.
>> Feedback made me change that policy pretty damn quickly.
>> If you want to know how people use your plugin make sure they are
>> fully aware of what data you are getting, and what it will be used
>> for.
>> Chris

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