With the release of 2.2 this week, WP-Members achieved a couple of milestones. First, we had our biggest (and also third biggest) number of daily downloads this week. 246 downloads in a single day is the biggest we’ve had since we released version 2.1.1 on WordPress.org. Unfortunately, I didn’t track downloads prior to moving the plugin to WordPress.
Our other milestone is that WP-Members has now had over 12,000 downloads since moving to WordPress.org. That certainly doesn’t make it the world’s most popular plugin, but I think it’s cool. We are on track to see it cross the 13,000 mark before we reach the 1 year anniversary of moving to WordPress.org.
Thanks to the users of the plugin for making this happen!
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8/10/2010 Update: We’ve passed the 13,000 mark already with about 6 weeks to go until the anniversary of moving this plugin over to wordpress.org. I think that we will likely pass the 15,000 mark by then. Also, thanks for helping make this plugin more popular! WP-Members has been moving up the charts of the most popular plugins on wordpress.org and we are now on page 17 if you look under popular plugins in wordpress.org and on page 11 if you are looking at popular plugins through your admin panel. This puts us around #247. That is out of a current 10,666 plugins available through WP. #247 out of 10,666? I can live with that 😉