No Longer in Directory

Description

When a plugin is removed from the WordPress.org Plugin Directory no warning is provided in the WordPress admin area if that plugin is installed in a website. Plugins can be removed for the following reasons:

  • they are found to break the GPL
  • they are found to break the directory rules
  • other plugins by the author are found to be a problem and all are removed pending investigation
  • the author asks for it to be closed
  • the author asks for it to be closed because they are re-releasing under a different name
  • it is being investigated after non-specific complaints
  • there is a security vulnerability

If the plugin contains a security vulnerability the website could be vulnerable to being exploited until the plugin is deleted from the installation or a security update is released and applied.

If you want WordPress to begin alerting when installed plugins have been removed from the directory please make sure to vote for implementing that in WordPress. In the mean time, this plugin adds a page to WordPress to check if any plugins installed in WordPress are on a list of plugins that are no longer in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory so that WordPress administrators are alerted to the issue.

The plugin will also separately list any plugins that have not been updated in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory in over two years.

For removed plugins that have a security vulnerability, a link to a security advisory maybe included in the results of the check.

In the past we have been about the only ones notifying the Plugin Directory of plugins with disclosed vulnerabilities in their current versions, which usually leads them to being removed from the Plugin Directory pending a fix. Due to WordPress’ continued poor handling of notifying about removed plugins and other issues, we have stopped doing that until concrete plans are made to fix two of those issues. With that there is likely to be an increasing number of plugins that remain in the directory despite containing vulnerabilities. So simply keeping your plugins up to date and using this plugin will not keep you protected against vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins at this time. Until WordPress starts to fix those issue, you can get comprehensive monitoring of security vulnerabilities with our Plugin Vulnerabilities service (along with other benefits including the ability to vote/suggest plugins to receive a security review by us). You can get your first month of the service for free when you use the coupon code “FirstMonthFree” when signing up.

To insure that plugins that have returned to the WordPress.org Plugin Directory since the list was last updated are not incorrectly warned about, the plugin rechecks the WordPress.org Plugin Directory to confirm any installed plugins that are on the list have not returned to the directory.

The check is done using the plugin’s directory (folder) name which could lead to plugins that have never been in the plugin directory to be flagged if they use the same name as a plugin that was in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory. If you become aware of a plugin this happening to please contact us so that we can put a check in place to prevent that from happening anymore.

Supported Localizations: Deutsch, Español, Français

Please let us know if you are interested in us adding additional localizations.

Screenshots

  • Plugin Page

Reviews

Not working

Once installed, it does not detect any plugins and tells me that no plugin are in official repository.

Great Plugin

Have this installed on [ link redacted, please do not post links in reviews ] works great

Life saver

WP core team is working on implementing the features provided by this plugin. Until then, keeping this plugin is going to be a life-saver for me.

Btw, vote for this idea at https://wordpress.org/ideas/topic/alert-when-installed-plugins-have-been-removed-from-the-plugin-directory .

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Contributors & Developers

“No Longer in Directory” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.62

  • Updated re-check for removed plugins to work with Plugin Directory change
  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from June 8, 2017
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.61

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from May 1, 2017
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.60

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from April 3, 2017
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.59

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from March 2, 2017
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.58

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from February 21, 2017
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.57

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from December 12, 2016
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.56

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from November 2, 2016
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.55

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from October 12, 2016
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.54

  • Refreshed user interface
  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from September 1, 2016
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.53

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from August 9, 2016
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.52

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from June 13, 2016
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.51

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from May 4, 2016
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.50

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from April 1, 2016
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.49

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from March 2, 2016
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.48

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from February 8, 2016

1.0.47

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from January 5, 2016

1.0.46

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from December 17, 2015

1.0.45

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from October 5, 2015

1.0.44

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from September 21, 2015

1.0.43

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from August 17, 2015

1.0.42

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from July 9, 2015
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.41

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from June 2, 2015
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.40

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from May 4, 2015
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.39

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from April 2, 2015
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.38

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from March 3, 2015
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.37

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from February 4, 2015
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.36

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from January 13, 2015
  • Added additional security advisories

1.0.35

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from December 15, 2014
  • Added additional security advisories
  • Corrected German localization
  • Minor code cleanup

1.0.34

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from December 1, 2014
  • Added additional security advisories
  • Corrected German localization
  • Minor code cleanup

1.0.33

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from November 20, 2014

1.0.32

  • Updated plugin check code to handle double checks over HTTPS
  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from October 1, 2014

1.0.31

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from September 4, 2014

1.0.30

  • Refreshed removed and no longer updated plugin lists with data from August 14, 2014

1.0.29

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from July 7, 2014

1.0.28

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from June 5, 2014
  • Updated German and Spanish localizations

1.0.27

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from May 8, 2014

1.0.26

  • Now also lists plugins that have not been updated in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory in over two years.
  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from April 9, 2014

1.0.25

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from April 1, 2014

1.0.24

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from March 3, 2014

1.0.23

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from February 7, 2014

1.0.22

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from December 12, 2013

1.0.21

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from October 24, 2013

1.0.20

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from September 18, 2013

1.0.19

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from August 13, 2013

1.0.18

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from June 27, 2013

1.0.17

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from May 24, 2013

1.0.16

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from April 22, 2013

1.0.15

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from March 15, 2013

1.0.14

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from February 8, 2013
  • Updated Secunia Advisories list with recent advisory

1.0.13

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from January 3, 2013
  • Minor code changes

1.0.12

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from December 3, 2012

1.0.11

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from November 1, 2012

1.0.10

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from September 5, 2012
  • Updated Secunia Advisories list with recent advisories

1.0.9

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from August 1, 2012

1.0.8

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from July 16, 2012
  • Updated Secunia Advisories list with recent advisories

1.0.7

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from July 2, 2012
  • Updated Secunia Advisories list with recent advisories

1.0.6

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from June 18, 2012
  • Updated Secunia Advisories list with recent advisories

1.0.5

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from June 5, 2012
  • Added German localization

1.0.4

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from May 3, 2012
  • Added French and Spanish localizations

1.0.3

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from April 2, 2012

1.0.2

  • Added links to Secunia Advisories
  • Added plugins that were removed from Plugin Directory, based on our informing WordPress of unresolved publicly known vulnerabilities in them, to plugin list
  • Fixed issue that could cause removed plugins not to be detected when using older versions of PHP

1.0.1

  • Refreshed removed plugin list with data from March 1, 2012

1.0

  • Initial release