Active Install Charts Removed from Plugin Repo
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Active Install Charts Removed from Plugin Repo

In reaction to as-yet-unpublicized details about the abuse of active install data in the WordPress.org plugin repository, the charts displaying that data have been removed from plugin pages in a move expected to be temporary. Important (and some familiar) questions are emerging as this story unfolds: how to balance the values of openness, security, and privacy as well as cooperation and competition at WordPress.org β€” still the central hub for WordPress plugin businesses.

Joost de Valk has started a…

Joost de Valk has started a conversation about developers testing their work with other developers’ plugins in Post Status Slack. Joost wants to take on what he calls an “integration problem:” “Every integration with another plugin we [at Yoast] add forces us to test the basic features of that plugin, with our plugin running, to…

Joost de Valk has released his…

Joost de Valk has released his fourth biannual analysis of the CMS market share numbers provided by W3Techs. There are two winners: “WordPress (and WooCommerce β€œwithin” it) and Shopify.” πŸ†πŸ† WordPress is the #1 CMS with a 39.0% market share, 4.2% higher than November 2019. Shopify is growing in its #2 position after overtaking Joomla,…

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