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  • Hi,

    How do you/can you downgrade a plugin once you’ve upgraded it through the WordPress plugin tab? A plugin that I was using, which was working perfectly, has now been screwed up by the author’s upgrade, and who knows how long he’ll take before he fixes that. Is there a way to downgrade if it seems like the author isn’t archiving old versions on his site?


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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Locate the plugin page in the repo, there is a link for “Other Versions”.

    For example (first on I looked at in the repo just now) WPtouch’s plugin page is here

    The Other Versions link on that same page leads to this

    And then you can download the older versions.

    You’ll need to install the plugin manually by extracting the zip file into wp-content/plugins but that straight forward.

    The updates available notice will continue nag you so you may want to post here what the issue is. Keeping current with plugins and themes is important.

    Yes, I saw the Other Versions link there and checked that link. The guy only shows the current version. For whatever bizarre reason he deletes older versions from that page. He clearly thinks he’s the bee’s knees and creates perfect, stable, bug-free releases with every zip he uploads and we’re just bumbling tards who will screw up if we use older versions.

    Sorry for the spite… this plugin’s creator is pissing me the hell off. I was about to launch my site when all of a sudden this upgrade cracks it, and then the dude goes and spirits away the older versions.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Deep breath; plugin authors are generally less thanked than theme authors. The risk of working in the background. The real reason for the old version not being there might be less complicated.

    What’s the plugin? There is always the SVN version, which might be another way to get the old copy.

    Hi. Thanks. If you’re around just wanted to let you know I found an older version from a software directory site. So… all’s well that ends well. Thanks.

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