Plugins Repo Update, August 1, 2013

All of 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 reviewers are now back home from WCSF and we’re slowing working through the backlog in the queue.

Plugins Directory stats for the last week:

Requested :200
Rejected : 47
Closed: 16
Approved: 75

Commits by plugin authors: 3010
Currently in the request queue: 108 (2 older than one week; 78 with no replies)

Plugins support email stats for the last week:

Currently open: 23 (7 with no activity in the last week)

There has been some recent discussion between reviewers and Otto on how to improve our review process and speed.

Some of the ideas for the review queue:

  • Auto reject plugins with non-standard characters in their names
  • Highlight plugins that contain “plugin” in their name, since this isn’t allowed (usually)
  • Auto detecting the presence of readme.txt files inside of .zip archives and auto reject those without one

Some ideas for improving SupportPress:

  • User lookup from password reset (completed)
  • Set “Send and Close” to be the default action (complete)
  • Showing replies at the top of emails by default