To round out this series, we’ll look at the different categories of extensions that people like to download.
The list of extension categories is:
- Official Extensions
- Profile/User Control Panel
Overview of extension categories:
It’s worth mentioning that the download figures will not add up to the total extension downloads from part four, because some extensions belong to more than one category.
Add-Ons are the most popular type of extension, most likely due to their broad nature, with all of the top 10 most downloaded extensions belonging to this category (among others).
Official Extensions get downloaded in huge numbers due to their high profile, while some of the most downloaded extensions like Board Announcements and Advanced BBCode Box 3.1 belong to the Communication category.
Interestingly Anti-Spam extensions don’t feature highly, but with that said it’s probably a good thing if additional measures are not required to keep the spambots at bay.
This brings to a conclusion the phpBB Numerology series. I hope those that appreciate their statistics – or have a general interest in phpBB and its user submitted customisations – have enjoyed these last five blog posts.