undocumented WordPress.org Plugin API for plugin authors
Did you know you can get info about plugins in WordPress.org’s extend section in json or xml format? Virtually all the info about the plugin is available in machine readable format.
It’s as simple as adding the plugin’s stub name to the end of this url like so:
php serialize: http://api.wordpress.org/plugins/info/1.0/hello-dolly.php
You can request partial info or info on multiple plugins via the full API, which is not documented anywhere except this message from last year:
PHP code example:
It was written by DD32 (aka Dion Hulse)
Missing from version 1.0 API are a few finer details like “downloads yesterday” & “last week” but that can always be derived from the graph data like so:
Graphing was just added to the bbPress.org side but the full API does not appear to be available (yet).