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[resolved] Plugins Request - Filter by WP Version? (11 posts)

  1. jayhewitt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi everyone,

    Just a quick request for the next release - Unless there is already a way that I've missed.

    Would it be possible to add a filter when searching new plugins, to filter out the versions compatible, ie only compatible with 3.0+ or 2.9- etc.

    Thanks!

    Jay

  2. I believe they're working on something like this for the plugin directory redesign.

  3. jayhewitt
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Cheers James, I'll keep an eye out for this when it comes!

  4. You're welcome!

  5. inaz4sun
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well wasn't in the latest verison. How hard can this be? Seems simple and it would be HUGE. C'mon guys make this happen.

  6. inaz4sun
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Why does this say "resolved" it certainly isn't.

  7. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Actually, it's pretty far from "simple".

    This didn't make it in because that information is misleading and we don't have a good solution yet.

    Consider the Subscribe to Comments plugin. It still says compatible up to 2.3.1 on it. And yet it works fine with 3.1, despite not having been updated in over three years.

    The compatibility by version just isn't enough information to make a good decision with.

  8. inaz4sun
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I disagree in some respects. Its not how one should soley make a decision on compatibility but it certainly would help. Just add an icon next to it for those that have been "tested in current version" or tested in your version or something and allow to filter by that option. Why is that hard? Isn't that information in a database you use to hold the plugin information and description etc...obviously it is available because you get the notice when you view the details, I just want that information in the display table at a minimum, but ideally a sort feature to maybe just show tested with current version items first in the search. Something. Please help us out here, the current search is becoming almost useless with some many items that aren't tested in current version.

  9. It's not hard, it's hard to maintain. It's up to the DEV to update their plugins with version compatibility. Some do, some don't.

    Just add an icon next to it for those that have been "tested in current version" or tested in your version or something and allow to filter by that option.

    There IS a 'tested up to...' on the side bar in the plugin menu AND if you try to install it via the WP admin plugins page, you get notified if it's NOT listed as tested.

    Yes, the search sucks, but since you're going to want to read the plugin page anyway, it's not a great deal of loss. Yet. It is annoying, but not a 'critical blocker' :)

  10. view2az
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If they are listed as up-to-date or not, it would probably motivate the plugin authors/creators to keep the info up-to-date. I'd rather have this feature than the new "Admin" bar which it seems no one was clamoring for or really cares about.

  11. Different sets of devs work on the website and core, just FYI.

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