Plugins Directory Team Update for 11/26

The PluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party Directory’s day-to-day mission is fairly consistent. It’s largely what we’ve done this past week and what we’ll continue to do in the coming week:

  • Process incoming plugin requests and get through as many as possible
  • Respond to as many incoming support email requests as possible
  • Monitor security exploit databases and announcements for any that relate to plugins in the repository and then helping authors rectify those security concerns.

Here are stats from the last week.

Plugins Directory:

  • Requested : 167
  • Rejected : 59
  • Closed: 15
  • Approved: 187
  • Commits by plugin authors: 3,151
  • Currently in the request queue: 34

Plugins support emails:

  • New: 123 (119 closed, 4 still open)
  • Currently open: 11 (2 older than 1 week, both awaiting 3rd party feedback)