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  • Often I am searching for a fix or a plugin for something,
    And many of them have Last Updated 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, even 8 years ago,
    I think they should be removed if they haven’t been updated in more than 6 months.

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  • 6 months!? That’s absurdly low. If the plugin still works and doesn’t have any security issues, why should it be removed? Even after many years? It’s very possible for a WordPress plugin to not need an update for a long time.

    Because WordPress is updated regularly, why shouldn’t the plugins.
    The plugins could be updated so people know they’re compatible.

    I often use great plugins that haven’t been updated for a few years.
    Makes me wonder why someone would put their hard time into developing
    these plugins, then not bother to keep them up to date with WordPress.

    Support that hasn’t been answered or active in a few years looks bad also.
    It looks like the developers has given up or died in those past 7 or 8 years.

    It’s not good, throw up a plugin and just forget it because it works.

    I appreciate the updates to the WordPress core and the efforts put forth by the many volunteers to produce those updates. That is where the group concerned with furthering WordPress should be putting their efforts.

    I think I’m capable of taking the plugin info already provided and deciding for myself if it’s useful or not for me.

    I’m running a few plugins that were orphaned several years back. I’ve installed a few that were several years old since their last update… I’m just glad they were still available on the repository.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    Because WordPress is updated regularly, why shouldn’t the plugins.
    The plugins could be updated so people know they’re compatible.

    Because it’s unnecessary to update the majority of plugins. The time of the last update does not mean anything to users nor does it mean that that plugin does not work or has any issues with the code.

    it is nice when authors update the “Tested up to” field to let users know that it works with newer versions but aside from that, this suggestion would generate a lot of work, punish authors and most importantly deprive users of plugins for a bad idea.

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