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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party repository statistics for the past week:
Plugins requested : 170
Plugins rejected : 47
Plugins closed : 13
Plugins approved : 163
28 plugin approval requests in the queue, 5 without a reply and 3 older than a week.
4725 commits to the repository (965459-970184)
22 open tickets in our support queue, with 3 older than a week.
Of interest to plugin authors is the new plugin icon functionality added to the wp.org repository; plugins can now display icons there as well as in the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. plugin browser redesigned in WP 4.0. See the announcement post for details.