84% change-author

Code Review | Change Author

WordPress plugin Change Author scored84%from 54 tests.

About plugin

  • Plugin page: change-author
  • Plugin version: 1.3
  • PHP version: 7.4.16
  • WordPress compatibility: 3.0.1-4.8
  • WordPress version: 6.3.1
  • First release: May 1, 2014
  • Latest release: Jul 12, 2017
  • Number of updates: 13
  • Update frequency: every 89.9 days
  • Top authors: mrxthefifth (100%)

Code review

54 tests

User reviews

12 reviews

Install metrics

3,000+ active /32,491 total downloads


Plugin footprint 83% from 16 tests

Installer Passed 1 test

🔺 Critical test (weight: 50) | Verifying that this plugin installs correctly without errors
Installer ran successfully

Server metrics [RAM: ▲0.01MB] [CPU: ▼2.85ms] Passed 4 tests

An overview of server-side resources used by Change Author
This plugin does not affect your website's performance
PageMemory (MB)CPU Time (ms)
Home /3.47 ▲0.0137.90 ▼0.99
Dashboard /wp-admin3.31 ▲0.0143.49 ▼0.67
Posts /wp-admin/edit.php3.36 ▲0.0149.07 ▼0.74
Add New Post /wp-admin/post-new.php5.90 ▲0.0195.66 ▼8.98
Media Library /wp-admin/upload.php3.23 ▲0.0134.35 ▲2.09

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

Filesystem and database footprint
No storage issues were detected
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 Change Author
Normal browser usage
PageNodesMemory (MB)Script (ms)Layout (ms)
Home /2,800 ▲5413.31 ▼1.074.66 ▲2.7741.17 ▼4.22
Dashboard /wp-admin2,206 ▲184.82 ▼0.06104.57 ▼5.6341.57 ▲0.88
Posts /wp-admin/edit.php2,092 ▼02.00 ▼0.0539.79 ▼0.3534.91 ▲0.11
Add New Post /wp-admin/post-new.php6,240 ▲4,71026.08 ▲7.99877.56 ▲264.8262.65 ▲10.63
Media Library /wp-admin/upload.php1,382 ▼64.20 ▼0.0498.93 ▼6.7746.73 ▲3.16

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

🔸 Tests weight: 35 | All plugins must uninstall correctly, removing their source code and extra database tables they might have created
These items require your attention
  • Zombie WordPress options were found after uninstall: 6 options
    • widget_theysaidso_widget
    • db_upgraded
    • widget_recent-posts
    • widget_recent-comments
    • can_compress_scripts
    • theysaidso_admin_options

Smoke tests 75% from 4 tests

Server-side errors Passed 1 test

🔹 Test weight: 20 | Just a short smoke test targeting errors on the server (in the Apache logs)
Good news, no errors were detected

SRP 50% from 2 tests

🔹 Tests weight: 20 | The single-responsibility principle applies for WordPress plugins as well - please make sure your PHP files perform no actions when accessed directly
The following issues need your attention
  • 1× PHP files trigger server errors when accessed directly:
    • > PHP Fatal error
      Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function add_action() in wp-content/plugins/change-author/change-author.php:22

User-side errors Passed 1 test

🔹 Test weight: 20 | This is a shallow check for browser errors
There were no browser issues found


Plugin configuration 97% from 29 tests

readme.txt 94% from 16 tests

Don't ignore readme.txt as it is the file that instructs WordPress.org on how to present your plugin to the world
These attributes need to be fixed:
  • Plugin Name: Please replace "Plugin Name" with the name of your plugin on the first line ( === change-author === )
The official readme.txt might help

change-author/change-author.php Passed 13 tests

The principal PHP file in "Change Author" v. 1.3 is loaded by WordPress automatically on each request
50 characters long description:
Lets you select any user to be credited as author.

Code Analysis Passed 3 tests

File types Passed 1 test

🔸 Test weight: 35 | A short glimpse at programming languages used with this plugin and a check that no dangerous files are present
Everything looks great! No dangerous files found in this plugin21 lines of code in 1 file:
LanguageFilesBlank linesComment linesLines of code

PHP code Passed 2 tests

This is a very shot review of cyclomatic complexity and code structure
Great job! No cyclomatic complexity issues were detected in this plugin
Cyclomatic complexity
Average complexity per logical line of code0.14
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

Often times overlooked, PNG files can occupy unnecessary space in your plugin
PNG images were not found in this plugin