83% continually

Code Review | Continually

WordPress plugin Continually scored 83% from 54 tests.

About plugin

  • Plugin page: continually
  • Plugin version: 4.3.2
  • PHP compatiblity: 5.2.4+
  • PHP version: 7.4.16
  • WordPress compatibility: 4.6-6.2.2
  • WordPress version: 6.3.1
  • First release: Jul 2, 2018
  • Latest release: Aug 8, 2023
  • Number of updates: 24
  • Update frequency: every 77.7 days
  • Top authors: continually (100%)

Code review

54 tests

User reviews

1 review

Install metrics

1,000+ active / 9,064 total downloads


Plugin footprint 83% from 16 tests

Installer Passed 1 test

🔺 Critical test (weight: 50) | It is important to correctly install your plugin, without throwing errors or notices
Installer ran successfully

Server metrics [RAM: ▲0.06MB] [CPU: ▼9.71ms] Passed 4 tests

An overview of server-side resources used by Continually
Normal server usage
PageMemory (MB)CPU Time (ms)
Home /3.52 ▲0.0635.50 ▼6.10
Dashboard /wp-admin3.36 ▲0.0642.38 ▼9.96
Posts /wp-admin/edit.php3.48 ▲0.1246.72 ▼2.76
Add New Post /wp-admin/post-new.php5.96 ▲0.0881.32 ▼20.01
Media Library /wp-admin/upload.php3.29 ▲0.0636.14 ▼0.20
Continually /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=continually3.2626.42

Server storage [IO: ▲0.05MB] [DB: ▲0.00MB] Passed 3 tests

A short overview of filesystem and database impact
This plugin was installed successfully
Filesystem: 22 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 Continually
This plugin has a minimal impact on browser resources
PageNodesMemory (MB)Script (ms)Layout (ms)
Home /2,833 ▲7613.67 ▼0.701.92 ▼0.1737.12 ▼9.74
Dashboard /wp-admin2,214 ▲264.86 ▼1.03114.32 ▼1.7445.38 ▲2.34
Posts /wp-admin/edit.php2,094 ▲52.01 ▼0.0436.85 ▼1.8134.18 ▼0.45
Add New Post /wp-admin/post-new.php1,521 ▲723.46 ▲5.79646.99 ▼22.3166.14 ▲3.84
Media Library /wp-admin/upload.php1,396 ▲114.17 ▼0.0391.18 ▼5.8039.79 ▼6.37
Continually /wp-admin/options-general.php?page=continually8292.0626.4530.66

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

🔸 Tests weight: 35 | Checking the uninstaller removed all traces of the plugin
The following items require your attention
  • The uninstall procedure has failed, leaving 6 options in the database
    • theysaidso_admin_options
    • widget_recent-comments
    • widget_theysaidso_widget
    • db_upgraded
    • widget_recent-posts
    • can_compress_scripts

Smoke tests 75% from 4 tests

Server-side errors Passed 1 test

🔹 Test weight: 20 | This is a shallow check for server-side errors
Good news, no errors were detected

SRP 50% from 2 tests

🔹 Tests weight: 20 | SRP (Single-Responsibility Principle) - PHP files must act as libraries and never output text or perform any action when accessed directly in a browser
Please fix the following items
  • 1× PHP files output text when accessed directly:
    • > /wp-content/plugins/continually/public/partials/continually-public-display.php

User-side errors Passed 1 test

🔹 Test weight: 20 | This is just a short smoke test looking for browser issues
No browser errors were detected


Plugin configuration 86% from 29 tests

readme.txt 81% from 16 tests

The readme.txt file describes your plugin functionality and requirements and it is parsed to prepare the your plugin's listing
Please fix the following attributes:
  • Donate link: Invalid url: ""
  • Tags: You are using too many tags: 26 tag instead of maximum 10
  • Contributors: The plugin contributors field is not present
The official readme.txt is a good inspiration

continually/continually.php 92% from 13 tests

This is the main PHP file of "Continually" version 4.3.2, providing information about the plugin in the header fields and serving as the principal entry point to the plugin's functions
It is important to fix the following:
  • Description: The description should be shorter than 140 characters (currently 146 characters long)

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 plugin269 lines of code in 16 files:
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 code0.12
Average class complexity2.00
▷ Minimum class complexity1.00
▷ Maximum class complexity3.00
Average method complexity1.24
▷ Minimum method complexity1.00
▷ Maximum method complexity3.00
Code structure
▷ Abstract classes00.00%
▷ Concrete classes7100.00%
▷ Final classes00.00%
▷ Static methods26.90%
▷ Public methods2482.76%
▷ Protected methods00.00%
▷ Private methods517.24%
▷ Named functions3100.00%
▷ Anonymous functions00.00%
▷ Global constants1100.00%
▷ Class constants00.00%
▷ Public constants00.00%

Plugin size Passed 2 tests

Image compression Passed 2 tests

Using a strong compression for your PNG files is a great way to speed-up your plugin
There were not PNG files found in your plugin