In November 2015 I published an analysis of the WordPress plugins repository. I was predicting that 2015 was going to be a record year in terms of plugins submitted to the repo. While working on the data I also discovered that 4 out of 5 plugins in the repository were not updated anymore after 2-3 years from their addition to the repo. The post was relayed by WPTavern and there were quite some discussions in the comments, especially about the findings on the longevity of plugins. Recently there was a renewed interest around data in the WordPress community with quite a few posts on the topic. All this activity prompted me to update the analysis I did back then. Without further ado here are the results. WordPress Plugins Additions declined in 2016 A year ago I looked at the results of the first four months of 2016 concerning the WordPress plugins repository. Everything seemed to head towards another record year. Like the majority of predictions, things turned out a little different. That’s why I decided to approach this post like real consultants do, i.e by predicting the past… As the title of this post suggest, 2016 was the first year that saw a decline with regards to the
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