One Million Smushies and Our Commitment to WordPress.org Plugins
2018 got off to a very exciting start with WP Smush passing the 1 million active users mark, but for us here at WPMU DEV that’s just the start of where we want to go in terms of our commitment to high quality, free, WordPress.org hosted plugins.
We adopted WP Smush, then called WP Smush.it, back in 2013 with an aim to save the struggling plugin from a mountain of support queries and fairly unsatisfied users (I think, from memory, it had around a 3.2/5 star rating which was getting worse), and, naturally add in a pro version for power users.
But it wasn’t until the buggy Yahoo! hosting…