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I'm looking for a way to get the list of all plugins listed in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory.

There is one other post I've found on StackOverflow regarding this which recommends using the subversion repository.

I'd like to do something that organizes them by number of downloads.

I think this is probably possible using the WordPress.org API, but I'm not positive. My attempts thus far have failed. Any ideas?

  • close voted as this is not related to wordpress development. If you have questions about wordpress.org you should simply ask the people maintaining it. – Mark Kaplun Aug 10 '15 at 4:35
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    This is related to WordPress development, the WordPress.org Plugin Directory is integrated into WordPress core via the Plugins API. – davemackey Aug 10 '15 at 13:20
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    Can you post code of what you have tried? – czerspalace Aug 10 '15 at 22:02
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Without seeing some code or results it is difficult to advise beyond linking you to other tutorials on the web. A quick Google revealed these:

As with a lot of the WP codex the official documentation is a little lacking.

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You can start with something like this:

https://api.wordpress.org/plugins/info/1.2/?action=query_plugins&request[page]=1&request[per_page]=400

I think it's self-explanatory.

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good day dear Davemackey - hello Michael Field its been a long time that this has been asked - but anyway.. here my little idea that i can come up with..

Not the best answer but I tried to solve my own problem the best way I could.

Getting a list of plugins

This will not return ALL plugins but it will return the top rated ones:

$plugins = plugins_api('query_plugins', array(
    'per_page' => 100,
    'browse' => 'top-rated',
    'fields' =>
        array(
            'short_description' => false,
            'description' => false,
            'sections' => false,
            'tested' => false,
            'requires' => false,
            'rating' => false,
            'ratings' => false,
            'downloaded' => false,
            'downloadlink' => false,
            'last_updated' => false,
            'added' => false,
            'tags' => false,
            'compatibility' => false,
            'homepage' => false,
            'versions' => false,
            'donate_link' => false,
            'reviews' => false,
            'banners' => false,
            'icons' => false,
            'active_installs' => false,
            'group' => false,
            'contributors' => false
        )));

Save the data as JSON

Since the data that we get is huge and it will be bad for performance, we try to get the name and the slug out of the array and then we write it in a JSON file:

$plugins_json = '{' . PHP_EOL;
// Get only the name and the slug
foreach ($plugins as $plugin) {
    foreach ($plugin as $key => $p) {
        if ($p->name != null) {
            // Let's beautify the JSON
            $plugins_json .= '  "'. $p->name . '": {' . PHP_EOL;
            $plugins_json .= '      "slug": "' . $p->slug . '"' . PHP_EOL;
            end($plugin);
            $plugins_json .= ($key !== key($plugin)) ? '    },' . PHP_EOL : '   }' . PHP_EOL;
        }
    }
}
$plugins_json .= '}';
file_put_contents('plugins.json', $plugins_json);

Now we have a slim JSON file with only the data that we need.

To keep updating the JSON file, we run that script to create a JSON file every 24 hours by setting up a Cron Job.

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