Page hit counter

At WordUp Pompey! last night, during questions after Steve Wood’s talk on Wordfence, another Steve asked about a page hit counter that suggested editing a file to add some code. He asked what Wordfence would do when it saw a changed file.

Steve hadn’t yet found a page hit counter he liked. So here’s a list.

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Top 12 – 15 May 2020

On 15th May there were 56,321 plugins on wordpress.org.

  • wp-super-cache dropped out of the top 12: to 14th.
  • It was replaced by all-in-one-migration at 12 with optinmonster in 13th position.
  • Positions 1 to 11 are unchanged – same order as February.
  • WordPress SEO is one minor release away from a quarter of a billion downloads.

Less than half of the total plugins have been updated in the last 3 years.

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Top 12 – 8 Feb 2020

On 8th February 2020 there were 55,609 plugins on wordpress.org. Will the number of new plugins added per day ever tail off?

  • WP Super Cache has re-entered the chart at 12th, knocking OptinMonster down to 13th.
  • Wordfence, still in 4th place, has almost made it to 150 million downloads.
  • Nearly 60% of all plugins have not been tested past WordPress 4.9.

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Top 12 – 30 Jan 2020

On 30th January there were 55,481 plugins on wordpress.org. Again an increase of over 10 plugins per day since mid Jan.

  • Nearly 4,000 plugins have been updated so far in 2020.
  • Google Analytics for WordPress has moved up, swapping with All in one SEO pack.
  • One more plugin has reached 10 million downloads: all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall, making 48 in total.
  • Two stars is the least popular rating for a plugin.

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Top 20 for Collapsing Archives

At the WordPress Portsmouth Meetup – 15 Jan 2020 – some people were searching for a plugin to help improve the display of Archives / Categories when the list was very long.

Below are the results of this wp-top12 shortcode to list the first 20 plugins with name containing collaps or archiv[wp-top12 includes=collaps,archiv limit=20]

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