Better Plugin Compatibility Control


Better Plugin Compatibility Control makes it easy for the blog administrator to check compatibility of all installed plugins. The plugin 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. Until now you had to look it up on the respective plugin page. It’s now up to the admin wether to deactivate a non-compatible plugin or not.

Included languages:

  • English
  • German (de_DE) (Thanks to me ;-))
  • Finnish (fi_FI) (Thanks to C. Hellberg for contributing finnish language)
  • Belorussian (by_BY) (Thanks for contributing belorussian language goes to Marcis Gasuns)
  • Russian (ru_RU) (Thanks for contributing russian language goes to iPower)
  • Uzbek (uz_UZ) (Thanks for contributing uzbek language goes to Alexandra Bolshova)
  • French (fr_FR) (Thanks for contributing french language goes to tolingo translations)
  • Spanish (es_ES) (Thanks for contributing spanish language goes to
  • Hebrew (he_IL) (Thanks for contributing hebrew language goes to Atar4U /
  • Simplified Chinese (zh_CN) (Thanks for contributing simplified chinese language goes to 斌果)
  • Italian (it_IT) (Thanks for contributing italian language goes to venerdi)

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This plugins is released under the GPL, you can use it free of charge on your personal or commercial blog.


  • The added compatibility version information below plugin titles.


Why isn’t this or that implemented to improve the plugin interface?

If you have suggestions please let me know by dropping me a line via e-mail or the forums.


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Great idea but not completely reliable

Martin Sauter

The version information provided by this plug-in does not always match the information you get from the repository. And even if a plug-in does not officially support your WordPress version it might still work fine. So use "Better Plugin Compatibility Control" with care and common sense.

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  • Fixed an Undefined property: stdClass::$tested issue


  • WordPress 4.7 compatibility
  • PHP 7 compatibility


  • Fixed a small bug in version coloring


  • Version bump


  • Added italian localization (Thanks to venerdi!)
  • Version bump

  • Code and compatibility improvements (thanks AlfonsBerger!)

  • Prepared for localization on
  • Visual improvements (thanks Demetrio Mendozzi!)
  • Fixed readme.txt typo (thanks Demetrio Mendozzi!)


  • Version dump


  • Added hebrew localization (Thanks to Atar4U!)


  • Version dump
  • Code cleanup and improvements

  • Change of how version compatibility indications are handled (e.g., instead of indicating 3.8.1 as incompatible on an 3.8 install, it now indicates all 3.8.x versions as compatible, so if a plugin supports a major version, it’s assumed to support all minor versions too) (props GermanKiwi!)

  • Lowered the plugin’s minimum WP requirement
  • Improved multisite compatibility

  • Fixed long line of unwrapped text in version info in some cases


  • Code cleanup


  • Version dump
  • Code cleanup and improvements


  • Code cleanup and improvements


  • Version dump


  • Readme.txt updated to be more compliant with the readme.txt standard
  • Moved screenshots off the package to the assets/ folder


  • Maintenance Release (Thanks a lot Gary Gale!)


  • Maintenance Release


  • Maintenance Release


  • Now combines information from local readme.txt files and repository data, preferring local data
  • Multisite support


  • New min version set to WP 2.8
  • Improved and more up-to-date compatibility info parsing by using plugins_api instead of parsing the plugin’s local readme file
  • Code cleanup


  • WordPress 2.8 compatibility


  • Plugin released

Contributors & Developers

This is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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