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  1. T Piwowar

    Can somebody please explain why the plugin directory maintainers decided to keep this useful information secret?

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    • Ajit Bohra

      only to realize later and add it :p

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    • Otto

      I have not looked at the code for this, but it’s not a secret. All commits in the directory are available. Finding the first commit isn’t difficult. We could even add it to the API if it’s actually useful information. I’ve never considered it before now, really.

      Basically, nobody asked. We can’t think of everything.

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    • T Piwowar

      Yes Otto, it is extremely useful information. Deciding to add a plug-in to a website is a serious decision that requires evaluation of the product’s stability. The age (maturity) of the plug-in is an important consideration. So is the ratio of downloads to active installs, which suggests if a plug-in is a “keeper” or a disappointment. Both of these should be included in the panel of basic information about the plug-in. It should not require a research project.

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  2. Brin Wilson

    Ha, that’s absolutely ace! :)

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  3. Ahmad Awais

    Hey, guys!

    Oh wow! That was quick; I just updated the site. Should look a bit better now. Maybe you can update the images as well.

    A few folks recommended me to update the colors. I have a habit of writing CSS from scratch β€” first time I use a framework only to get this.

    Anywho, I have updated the app. Toned down the colors, and it’s all blue now. Blue’s blue. Ain’t nobody hates blue.

    Goes without saying, thanks for covering it here. It was a fun little experiment. A good one β€” it seems.
    Cheers!

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  4. Ozh

    My oldest is “9 years 5 months 26 days old” :-P

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  5. Brian

    May find it useful to add a definition to what a slug is for people new to WP, or let people search by URL also. It’s not obvious when you enter an address why the plugin wasn’t found unless you know what a slug is:

    http://d.pr/i/Ht0B

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  6. Kalama

    Maybe convert it to a Greasemonkey script, so that information can be shown directly in the plugin directory.

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  7. Ryan Hellyer

    Whoa! My oldest is 9 years 1 months 13 days. I will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary now that I know when that is :)

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