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2015 Will Be A Record Year For The WordPress Plugins Repository

addendio.com | Nov. 19, 2015 | 7 min read

Amazing insights about the plugins' repo - e.g "If you search on the WordPress repository you have today a 50% chance of looking at a plugin that hasn’t been updated in over 2 years".

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James Montgomery

I wonder if there could be a policy of dropping outdated plugins?

Vova Feldman

I don't think a policy would be a good idea since you don't want to penalize developers contributing open-source :)
I think a better way would be incentivizing updates by ranking higher in .org search results. WP.org already provide some sort of incentive for updates by setting the default order of tags to "last update". But I don't think it's enough.

Luca Fracassi

Hi there, I am Luca, the guy behind this post...

Agree with Vova about the policy and the fact that it would penalize contributors to open source.