Provides abstracted data about plugins. Based on [Plugin Info] (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/plugin-info/) by John Blackbourn.
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WP Plugin Data uses shortcodes to add information about a particular WordPress.org-hosted plugin to posts and pages. The general format is:
[wppd slug parameter]
slug is the sanitized version of the plugin name, such as
parameter is one of the following:
name- The name of the plugin
slug- The plugin slug
version- The plugin version number
author- A formatted link to the plugin author's homepage with the author's name as the link text (if the author doesn't have a homepage this will simply display their name)
author_name- The plugin author's name
author_url- The URL of the plugin author's homepage
requires- The minimum WP version required
tested- The highest level of WP the plugin has been tested to
rating- The plugin's star rating as a whole number out of 5 (given by visitors to wp.org)
rating_raw- The plugin's actual average rating as a score out of 100 (given by visitors to wp.org)
num_ratings- The number of people who've rated your plugin on wp.org
downloaded- The all-time download count with comma-separated thousands (eg. "12,345")
downloaded_raw- The all-time download count as a raw number (eg. "12345")
last_updated- The date the plugin was last updated, formatted according to your Date Format settings under Settings->General (eg. "20 January 2008")
last_updated_ago- How long ago the plugin was last updated (eg. "20 days ago")
last_updated_raw- The date the plugin was last updated, in the format "yyyy-mm-dd"
num_ratings- The total number of people who have rated the plugin
description- The description section of the readme.txt
faq- The FAQ section of the readme.txt
installation- The installaton section of the readme.txt
screenshots- The screen shots section
homepage_url- The URL of the plugin's homepage
link_url- The URL of the plugin's page on the WP Plugin Directory
download_url- The URL of the plugin's ZIP file
tags- A comma-separated list of the plugin's tags
Additionally, there is a secondary shortcode for parameters that return formated links
[wppdlink slug parameter]Link Text[/wppdlink]
homepage- A formated link to the plugin's homepage with the specified link text
link- A formatted link to the plugin's page on the WP Plugin Directory with the specified link text
download- A formatted link to the plugin's ZIP file with the specified link text
You can also use
[wppd slug parameter] as the content. For example:
[wppdlink wp-plugin-data download]WP Plugin Data - v[wppd wp-plugin-data version][/wppdlink]
<a href="http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/wp-plugin-data.zip">WP Plugin Data - v0.5</a>
Is the data cached?
Yes, plugin data retreived from WordPress.org is cached locally for one hour before being refreshed.
How is the data refreshed?
When someone visits one of your posts (or pages) that uses the [wppd] or [wppdlink] shortcode, the plugin will check to see if the data is more than one hour old. If it is, it will automatically refresh it at that time.