Adds version compatibility info to the plugins page to inform the admin at a glance if a plugin is compatible with the current WP version.
This plugin does exactly what it claims to do.
Some might not be satisfied because it just gives the versions that the plugins page mention as compatible (compatibility info). It is true that the older plugins which were tested with earlier versions of WP might work with later WP versions too.
But think of this situation: If you have many plugins on a Multisite and come across a problem, this might actually help in identifying the culprit.
In fact, a few months ago, I had suggested this functionality be incorporated in WordPress itself.
I suggest the author try converting this into a MU-Plugin.
This is a very useful plugin.
Obviously plugin developers don't all update their plugins instantaneously for each WordPress release and some plugins don't even require updating all that often, so "Better Plugin Compatibility Control" is limited in what it can tell you. The value of it is that it makes it easy to see which plugins are severely out of date, so you can do some research and see if you should be dumping them.
Don't bother, plugins compatibility database is not updated at all. Tried this on my perfectly working site and everything was supposed to be out of date, according to this. Not really the plugin's fault, but useless anyway.
The problem is that the plugin owners do not keep track nor update the compatibility of the plugins.
I wanted to upgrade from 3.7.1 to 3.8.
I looked at my plugin list and see that my perfectly compatible plugins (to 3.7.1) are compatible to versions: 3.1, 3.3.1, 3.5, 3.6
Can I upgrade to 3.8? This plugin did not help me.
Have consistently been able use use for 2 years to present without encountering functional or security issue.
I was also able to extend it finding it robust to add to; having a resilient base code from which to add on was "poetry in motion".
My extended version added to the base code has been running without issue for 6+ months. ready to share it.
Extended version add's under the "Deactivate | Edit | 2.8–3.6" two lines
- Plugin Downloads= 13,828
Should the plugin have been removed by its author on wordpress.org, the download's will be substituted with a red warning "WARNING This plugin no longer exists on WordPress.org !" replacing the line with the # of downloads.
Community: Please do express interest if you would like Oliver to to consider reviewing and adding my completed tested code into Mr. Schloebe's base code.
With interest I and Mr. Schloebe can gauge the value of such an effort.
This plugin is a great idea, in theory. However, it working correctly depends explicitly on all the other plugin developers, updating the compatibility version information in their plugin text file (which they rarely do).
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