Last November I published a detailed analysis of the WordPress repository. At that time I predicted that 2015 was going to be a record year for the repository. It wasn’t a difficult prediction as there was only one month left. Time has come to have quick look at the repository and see how things are going. First of all, let’s look at how many plugins were added to the repository over the years. As you can see we have seen a constant growth in the amount of plugins added each year, with 2015 reaching a record number of 7,530 plugins. Will this year be another record year? The below graph shows that in the first four months of 2016, 2,503 plugins were added to the repository. During the same period of 2015, there were 2,426 plugins added. In terms of year-over-year growth we are looking at a 77 plugins increase or 3.2% in relative terms. One important thing to note is that the graph also shows that year-over-year growth is slowing down when we compare with previous years. Nothing I would worry about, but it’s good to have the big picture in mind. In order to check if the slow down in growth was due to operational issues (e.g. the Plugins team not being able to process
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