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  • Resolved sccr410

    (@sccr410)



    I remember seeing a while back a plugin that you could include with your plugin which would track some information about your users’ setup: themes installed, plugins installed, version of WordPress, etc. This would be very helpful for me to know so I could make sure that my plugin is compatible with the most frequently used themes/plugins alongside my plugin. I think it was a premium service, but I cannot find any info on it.

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  • Moderator bcworkz

    (@bcworkz)

    Sorry, I’m unaware of this plugin, which isn’t saying much, I know of very few, I try to custom code for my needs.

    The current theme and active plugins are stored in the options table. It’s simple enough to have some code collect the data and relay it to you in some manner, but there are some ethics to consider. The ‘phone home’ feature should be disabled by default, but you can place reminder code on your settings page to urge users to enable it.

    I went ahead and used the Yoast’s WordPress SEO as an example on how to do this and was able to reproduce the functionality. There was a premium service for this a year or so ago, I guess it didn’t survive.

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