Enhanced Plugin Admin


The Enhanced Plugin Admin plugin aims to save you time and warn you about potential compatibility and security problems for installed plugins right from the plugin admin screen. Information includes:

  1. last update date
  2. overall rating
  3. number of votes
  4. WordPress version compatibility range
  5. WordPress plugin repository status i.e. in repository, removed from repository, never in repository

You can also hide (disable) individual plugin update notifications for when you don’t want to upgrade. These can be unhidden (re-enabled) at any time.

Planned Features

These are features I’ve been considering. Let me know if they’re of interest or if you have other ideas.

  1. Schedule checks so that information is up to date without having to wait for plugin admin page to refresh.
  2. Email notifications when thresholds are first exceeded or when vulnerability discovered.
  3. Keep track of when a plugin was originally and most recently activated / deactivated.


  • Alerts on plugin page shown in red. Line wrapping exaggerated due to screenshot size.
  • Plugin update notification is visible with option to hide it.
  • Plugin update notification is hidden with option to unhide it. Note that notifications elsewhere in interface are hidden too.


  1. Upload the enhanced-plugin-admin folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Navigate to your site’s plugins page


Can I set thresholds?

Yes. Check the settings page

Can I get information about commercial plugins?

Unfortunately, commercial plugins house their information an their own sites and don’t provide this information in a consistent manner.

I have an idea for an enhancement?

Feel free to suggest ideas on the support page.

I like this plugin, do you have others?

I sure do! My complete collection includes:

Real-Time Find and Replace
Set up find and replace rules that are executed AFTER a page is generated by WordPress, but BEFORE it is sent to a user’s browser.

RSS Includes Pages
Modifies RSS feeds so that they include pages and not just posts.

Republish Old Posts
Republish old posts automatically by resetting the date to the current date. Puts your evergreen posts in front of your users via the front page and feeds.

Enhanced Plugin Admin
At-a-glance info (last update date, rating, votes) on your site’s plugin page about the plugins you have installed (both active and inactive). Easily spot potential problems due to plugins no longer being supported or that have received low ratings.

Add Any Extension to Pages
Add any extension of your choosing (e.g. .html, .htm, .jsp, .aspx, .cfm) to WordPress pages. Change it anytime.

Social Media E-Mail Alerts
Receive e-mail alerts when your site gets traffic from social media sites of your choosing. You can also set up alerts for when certain parameters appear in URLs.


Great addition

Very useful for keeping up with your plugins all in one page, makes it easier to notice which plugin hasn't been updated in a very long time, which one demands a wordpress update, what version do you have now installed and what version is the newest etc' I really like it, keep up the great work! 🙂

Indispendabile | One of the best plugin created

This plugin is very, very useful. Add to you the possibility to checks if plugin still be in WP repo, if is old, with bad or good score and ... wonderful function to hide a plug-in update -> great for when you need turn back to the not bugged plugin and ask to the author to fix new strong issue in new plugins version! Thank you! Questo plugin è veramente utile, ti permette di controllare se i plugin che hai installato sono ancora nel catalogo di WordPress e cioè se sono sicuri. Ti permette di controllare il punteggio buono o cattivo e di vedere la data dell'ultimo aggiornamento. Una funzione fantastica permette di disattivare le notifiche di aggiornamento su un plugin che potrebbe essere difettoso, in attesa che alcuni problemi su quel plugin, vengano risolti.

Does what it says

Great plugin - really useful to find out which plugins should be removed/exchanged. Could include Compatibility info to: like " 0 people say it works. 0 people say it's broken. " for latest wordpress version. But yeah - far too often the compatibility info is lacking on wordpress.

Great plugin

Great plugin as this includes all needed info, I could now delete 3 other plugins and more over the speed to get plugin list loaded was a success for me as the other slowed it down. Keep up your good work!! 🙂 Per
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Contributors & Developers

“Enhanced Plugin Admin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Security issue (cross-site scripting) fix applied.


  • Additional error checking when identifying plugin names.


  • Removed some debugging info that might break output.


  • Fixed issue with lookup of plugin against the WordPress SVN repository.


  • Improved caching of data to speed up the loading of plugin page.


  • Fixed the check for whether a plugin was ever in the WordPress plugin repository.


  • Now alerts if current version of WordPress outside of range of what plugin expects.
  • Switch from using cURL to the WordPress HTTP API.


  • Can now force data refresh by setting refresh rate to 0.


  • Bug fix for svn check.


  • Performance improvements for how info related to plugins removed from WP repository is gathered.


  • Added the ability to disable individual plugin update notifications.
  • Reworked plugin info to make it easier to read.


  • Syncing version numbers.


  • Show WordPress version compatibility range.
  • Show if plugin is in WP repository, was REMOVED from WP repository, or was never in WP repository
  • Tweaks to documentation including the readme.txt.


  • User can now specify last update threshold, rating threshold, alert styling, and refresh rate.
  • Change default alert formatting so it’s more visible.


  • Bug fixed with how date differences are determined. Thanks to Li-An.


  • Additional security to prevent direct access of plugin file.


  • Improved logic for determining when to include supporting WordPress core files.


  • Removed unnecessary declarations that were preventing the View Details links from working.


  • Data from WordPress plugin API now cached with transients that will expire after 24 hours. This speeds up repeated views of the plugin admin page.


  • Initial release.