Plugins Directory Team Update for 04/15/13

Highlights from the week:

  • Jon Cave posted a plugin security challenge to make/plugins.
  • Mika posted a notice to make/plugins alerting 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 authors to the nearly 3-year deprecation of the Google Maps 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. APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. v2. The API will be discontinued on May 19, 2013. Affected plugin authors are urged to update before then. Any plugins still using the v2 API after May 19th will be closed. Affected plugin authors will also be notified by email soon.
  • A pretty busy week for SVNSVN Apache Subversion (often abbreviated SVN, after its command name svn) is a software versioning and revision control system. Software developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). WordPress core and the released code are all centrally managed through SVN. commits by authors (the most since I’ve been tracking).

Plugins Directory stats for the last week:

  • Requested : 181
  • Rejected : 66
  • Closed: 25
  • Approved: 157
  • Commits by plugin authors: 4,170
  • Currently in the request queue: 58 (8 older than one week; 12 with no replies)

Plugins support email stats for the last week:

  • New: 146 (144 closed, 2 still open)
  • Currently open: 5 (0 with no activity in the last week)