We are constantly moving through feedback loops in an effort to build the best product for designers and developers. Yesterday, with great suggestions from both designers and developers, we introduced a new dashboard for plugin authors. This dashboard brings new metrics and offers a glimpse into the future of the platform by presenting more in-depth metrics and insights.
Adoption, Design + Function, & Interaction – We’ve updated the UI and introduced new metrics that have allowed us to focus insights into three categories. Moving forward, these categories will allow us to focus and build within each to bring deeper and clearer insights for your plugins.
Weekly Activations – You can now see this week’s activations vs. what you had the previous week. Weeks are measured as the past 7 days. It’s important to keep track of marketing, support, version releases, etc. each week and see how those changes affect weekly activations. You can also reference the Sites by Month timeline to identify trends beyond the current and past weeks.
Top Themes & Plugins – We’ve added Top Plugins in addition to Top Themes which display the top themes and plugins used in association with your plugin. We’ve also given you the ability to click on the themes and plugins within the metric to see what they are. It’s important to note that this metrics displays the top themes and plugins by percentage. So the top plugin might be WordPress SEO on 32% of sites using your plugin with the rest a lower percentages.
Most Popular Versions – You can now quickly see what the most popular version combination for your plugin and WordPress are. This allows you to easily see what the majority of sites using your plugin are currently running and identity what steps you need to take in future development.
Post, Comment, & Plugin Segments – Averages are great, but segments are better. We’ve created segments for posts, comments, and plugins giving you a quick and easy way to see what type of sites use your plugin the most. This could be newly created sites with low posts and comments or high content generating sites with many posts and comments. Identifying the type of sites using your plugin is vital to creating the right user experience and feature sets.
Over the next week, we are going to continue improving and making the platform more stable. We already have some new metrics that we are working on and extended API support including custom post-types and more. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let us know.
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