Plugin Directory Team Update for 12/24

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. This is summarized in our intro and first status report.

Highlights from this week:

  • Mika posted GPL and the Repository to make/plugins to better explain the plugin directory’s policy regarding GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples.. Also included were a list of frequently used, though non-GPL, JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. libraries. In short, plugins containing non-GPL code or resources will reject or closed.

Here are stats from the last week.

Plugins Directory:

  • Requested : 204
  • Rejected : 58
  • Closed: 22
  • Approved: 151
  • Commits by plugin authors: 3,861
  • Currently in the request queue: 64 (11 older than one week; 22 with no replies)

Plugins support emails:

  • New: 140 (137 closed, 3 still open)
  • Currently open: 17 (only 2 with no activity in the last week)