Free: wordpress.org API

wordpress.org provides an JSON-API. That’s exactly what this plugin is for.
Basic data for the free version at wordpress.org is at https://api.wordpress.org/plugins/info/1.0/json-content-importer.json

Template:
What’s it about? The above “About the free Plugin” is livedata from the wordpress.org API – the shortcode with the free version is as following:

[jsoncontentimporter url=”https://api.wordpress.org/plugins/info/1.0/json-content-importer.json”]Version: {version}<br>{downloaded} Downloadsybr>{num_ratings} Ratings: {rating}%[/jsoncontentimporter]

This Shortcode in action:

Version: 1.3.13
226571 Downloads
64 Ratings: 98%