84% byline

Code Review | Byline

WordPress plugin Byline scored84%from 54 tests.

About plugin

  • Plugin page: byline
  • Plugin version: 0.25
  • PHP version: 7.4.16
  • WordPress compatibility: 3.0.1-3.5
  • WordPress version: 6.3.1
  • First release: Dec 30, 2012
  • Latest release: Mar 11, 2013
  • Number of updates: 7
  • Update frequency: every 10.1 days
  • Top authors: mattdu (100%)

Code review

54 tests

User reviews

5 reviews

Install metrics

300+ active /9,043 total downloads


Plugin footprint 83% from 16 tests

Installer Passed 1 test

🔺 Critical test (weight: 50) | All plugins must install correctly, without throwing any errors, warnings, or notices
Installer ran successfully

Server metrics [RAM: ▲0.01MB] [CPU: ▼9.14ms] Passed 4 tests

Analyzing server-side resources used by Byline
No issues were detected with server-side resource usage
PageMemory (MB)CPU Time (ms)
Home /3.49 ▲0.0343.15 ▲0.71
Dashboard /wp-admin3.32 ▼0.0250.25 ▼15.23
Posts /wp-admin/edit.php3.38 ▲0.0248.22 ▼1.76
Add New Post /wp-admin/post-new.php5.91 ▲0.0287.08 ▼20.26
Media Library /wp-admin/upload.php3.25 ▲0.0237.19 ▲3.71
Bylines /wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=byline3.2436.26

Server storage [IO: ▲0.00MB] [DB: ▲0.07MB] Passed 3 tests

How much does this plugin use your filesystem and database?
There were no storage issued detected upon installing this plugin
Filesystem: 2 new files
Database: no new tables, 6 new options
New WordPress options

Browser metrics Passed 4 tests

This is an overview of browser requirements for Byline
Minimal impact on browser resources
PageNodesMemory (MB)Script (ms)Layout (ms)
Home /2,793 ▲3214.73 ▲0.461.68 ▲0.0644.32 ▲3.45
Dashboard /wp-admin2,199 ▲195.60 ▲0.0193.21 ▲3.0037.75 ▼0.44
Posts /wp-admin/edit.php2,149 ▲522.00 ▲0.0434.24 ▼3.5630.94 ▼5.21
Add New Post /wp-admin/post-new.php1,529 ▲123.19 ▲0.17681.82 ▲22.1763.17 ▲9.38
Media Library /wp-admin/upload.php1,407 ▲44.19 ▼0.10104.64 ▲4.0344.00 ▲2.65
Bylines /wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=byline1,2502.1229.9431.07

Uninstaller [IO: ▲0.00MB] [DB: ▲0.07MB] 75% from 4 tests

🔸 Tests weight: 35 | It is important to correctly uninstall your plugin, without leaving any traces
These items require your attention
  • This plugin did not uninstall successfully, leaving 6 options in the database
    • db_upgraded
    • widget_recent-posts
    • widget_recent-comments
    • can_compress_scripts
    • theysaidso_admin_options
    • widget_theysaidso_widget

Smoke tests 75% from 4 tests

Server-side errors Passed 1 test

🔹 Test weight: 20 | This is a short smoke test looking for server-side errors
Even though everything seems fine, this is not an exhaustive test

SRP 50% from 2 tests

🔹 Tests weight: 20 | A shallow check of the single-responsibility principle; PHP files should perform no action - including output of placeholder text - and trigger no errors when accessed directly
The following issues need your attention
  • 1× GET requests to PHP files have triggered server-side errors or warnings:
    • > PHP Fatal error
      Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function add_action() in wp-content/plugins/byline/byline.php:46

User-side errors Passed 1 test

🔹 Test weight: 20 | This is a smoke test targeting browser errors/issues
Everything seems fine, but this is not an exhaustive test


Plugin configuration 93% from 29 tests

readme.txt 94% from 16 tests

You should put a lot of thought into formatting readme.txt as it is used by WordPress.org to prepare the public listing of your plugin
Attributes that require attention:
  • Plugin Name: Please specify the plugin name on the first line ( === byline === )
The official readme.txt is a good inspiration

byline/byline.php 92% from 13 tests

"Byline" version 0.25's primary PHP file adds more information about the plugin and serves as the entry point for WordPress
You should first fix the following items:
  • Description: Keep the plugin description shorter than 140 characters (currently 183 characters long)

Code Analysis Passed 3 tests

File types Passed 1 test

🔸 Test weight: 35 | Executable files are considered dangerous and should not be included with any WordPress plugin
There were no executable files found in this plugin41 lines of code in 1 file:
LanguageFilesBlank linesComment linesLines of code

PHP code Passed 2 tests

Analyzing logical lines of code, cyclomatic complexity, and other code metrics
This plugin has no cyclomatic complexity problems
Cyclomatic complexity
Average complexity per logical line of code0.50
Average class complexity0.00
▷ Minimum class complexity0.00
▷ Maximum class complexity0.00
Average method complexity0.00
▷ Minimum method complexity0.00
▷ Maximum method complexity0.00
Code structure
▷ Abstract classes00.00%
▷ Concrete classes00.00%
▷ Final classes00.00%
▷ Static methods00.00%
▷ Public methods00.00%
▷ Protected methods00.00%
▷ Private methods00.00%
▷ Named functions2100.00%
▷ Anonymous functions00.00%
▷ Global constants00.00%
▷ Class constants00.00%
▷ Public constants00.00%

Plugin size Passed 2 tests

Image compression Passed 2 tests

All PNG images should be compressed to minimize bandwidth usage for end users
No PNG files were detected