This troubles me – The blue line represents the number of total downloads of a secure bbPress private messaging plugin (bbPM), and the red line is the insecure one (Private Messaging). I can understand a few people downloading the insecure one once in a while, or a lot downloading it before they knew that bbPM existed, but bbPM has been available for several months, and it’s second from the top as far as popular plugins go, but people are still downloading Private Messaging.

You can help stop this by going on the bbPress plugin repository and downrating the Private Messaging plugin – It has known security risks and its author has abandoned it. If anyone asks for help with it, there’s only one logical answer – Stop using it, and start using bbPM.

bbPM vs Private Messaging (download statistics)

bbPM vs Private Messaging (download statistics) - Click for a bigger view