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

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Feb 15 17:24:08 UTC 2012

On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 8:21 AM, Doug Stewart <zamoose at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 8:21 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> > Core, theme, and plugin update checks are not "phoning home". No
> statistics
> > or usage information is sent back to WordPress.org. In fact, it's
> > retrieving plugin/theme information from the site, not sending it back.
> >
> When did this change? It used to send version information + PHP &
> MySQL info at the very least.

Yes, that information is sent as part of the core update check. If you have
an older version of PHP or MySQL, for example, then you'll get a different
response from the core update check if the new version of WP doesn't
support your versions. Like in 3.0, when we started requiring PHP 5.


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