About Bobbing Wide

Herb Miller is the web designer, web developer at Bobbing Wide, based in Rowlands Castle.

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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