Early this morning, the WordPress.org plugin repository set a mile stone by hosting the 30,000th plugin. I didn’t think it would happen until a few weeks from now but it shows you how many plugins are approved and added to the repository every day. Jan Reimers on Twitter celebrated with a whoop! I second that remark.
The honors go to a plugin called BestWebSoft Google Maps for being the 30,000th plugin to be added to the repository. According to the plugin’s description, it allows you to configure Google Maps and add them to your site quickly and easily.
Congratulations to the WordPress plugin repository and especially to the WordPress community for continuing to share your problem solving plugins with the rest of the world.
Any guesses on when the repository will cross 40,000 plugins?
It actually did pass up 40,000 plugins already, but 11,500 of them have been removed for WP.org violations like security, copyright, GPL, and other reasons.
I guess you need some count to celebrate though, and the active count is certainly easier to track. For the record though, the 30,000th plugin approved by the WP.org team was actually Google Content Experiments, added back on July 20th, 2012. The 40,000th plugin was WP Justclick, added on December 30th, 2013.