WordPress.org Themes Now Show Active Installs

WordPress.org made an update, I’m guessing overnight as I did not see it yesterday, to their theme page statistics by adding an ‘Active Installs’ reference for each theme. Check out how many sites Compose powers.

I wish they did not remove how many total downloads the themes have had though. In a way, I however do agree with them removing it because the total amount of downloads didn’t differentiate between how many new vs. old downloads there were. So the statistic can be easily skewed by a developer releasing minor updates too frequently.

Maybe they should think about doing that for their own download counter?

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