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

Robert Lusby nanogwp at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 17:51:20 UTC 2012

On 15/02/2012 17:24, Otto wrote:
> 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.
> -Otto

And from that request you can determine number of users running 
WordPress on number of platforms with an X configuration.

Is any other data sent? Or just PHP/MySQL Versions?

I'm afraid I would still call that dialling home - even if the data *is* 
very useful ...


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