|Along with some other people, I have been intensely watching the active install growth charts on the WordPress.org plugin repository for a variety of plugins for the past few months. Many plugins in the WordPress.org repository have shown a significant drop in that area this year.
Our investigation indicates this is a broad trend since about May or early June 2021 when some of the most popular and well-known plugins’ active install growth (as reported by WordPress.org) began pointing generally downward. Often we see negative percentages, which seems to suggest the plugins are being removed from WordPress sites.
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