Plugins team update, April 16, 2015

A couple of important posts on make/plugins this week:

  • @ipstenu reminds us that we should test our plugins against 4.2, which is due to be released this week. 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 should have received an email summarizing the “supported” status of their plugins, and urging them to test against 4.2.
  • @pento outlines proper escaping techniques when using `add_query_arg()` and `remove_query_arg()`. This is related to coordinated security release by a number of popular plugins this week, a number of which were autoupdated. Read pento’s post for more details.

Repository stats for the week:

Plugins requested : 245
Plugins rejected : 43
Plugins closed : 35
Plugins approved : 176

53 items in the queue, 14 without a reply and 2 older than a week.

5988 commits to the repo (1130748-1136736).

There are 41 open support tickets, 14 older than a week.