plugin directory

New WordPress Plugin Directory Now in Open Beta

For the past few months, members of the WordPress Meta team have been hard at work redesigning the WordPress Plugin Directory. That’s why I was surprised to hear a rumor that the project was shut down. I reached out to Konstantin Obenland, WordPress core contributor, who confirmed a number of (more…)

Billion Thanks Featured Image

The WordPress project achieved a milestone earlier today as the official WordPress plugin directory surpassed one billion total downloads. According to Scott Reilly who helps maintain WordPress.org, we’ll never know which plugin generated the one billionth download. That’s because WordPress.org doesn’t log information that matches downloads to plugins. “A download (more…)