Posts by danieliser

Fetching Active Install Count from the Plugins API

Today the wordpress.org plugins api got a small update. With the addition of the new Active Install metric a few weeks ago, now you can get the install count from the API for use in your own projects. For example:┬áPopup Maker currently has [plugin_install_count plugin=”popup-maker”]+ Active Installs Here is a simple function that will grab…

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Plugins & Themes shouldn’t combine their external assets.

The Problem I am going to outline why plugins and themes should never combine or bundle their external JS and CSS libraries. Not only is this against best practice but it can have several detrimental effects down the line. First as a plugin or theme developer for WP our jobs is not to conserve bandwidth.…

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