WordPress.org is an amazing repository and one of the key components which made WordPress such a huge success. Having a plugin or theme on WordPress.org is a mixed blessing: while it can help a lot with distribution, something you will not get much of is your data. We know Plugin’s number of downloads and estimated count of active installs, but who, what, where, how and why? Not so much.
Freemius will automatically add a user-friendly OAuth like opt-in screen, right after your plugin’s activation.
Measuring & Analyzing
We analyze the tracked data to prioritize missing features, improve user-experience and more.
We digest the insights and implement those into the plugin for continuous improvement.
What exactly is tracked?
• Plugin state (active, inactive, uninstalled)
• Plugin version
• Site URL
• WordPress admin name
• WordPress admin email
• WordPress locale (country + language)
• WordPress version
• PHP version
• MySql version
• List of installed plugins
• List of installed themes
If at some point after you agree to share the non-sensitive data, you wish to opt-out, and not provide it any longer – you can do so by visiting the Plugins page and clicking the “Opt-out” link next to the plugin’s column.
Thanks for being awesome!
If you are reading this you are already great, because you were interested in helping make Plugin better by providing usage data to us, the creators ☺
If for some reason you are not interested in being part of this usage-tracking, we appreciate you nonetheless!