Support » Plugin: No Longer in Directory » [Plugin: No Longer in Directory] Feature request – cron checks

  • The first post in the forum about this plugin has confused me.

    My experience over the past 6 weeks is that the plugin ONLY checks when manually invoked.

    If that is correct, I would earnestly hope for a feature addition that would allow 1) the check to run when admin logs into the dashboard or 2.) (I understand that this one is asking a lot, so okay…) make it run on a cron with an e-mail alert when a plugin disappears from the directory.

    For me, finding this plugin was very important because I have been burned once in the past with a plugin that was pulled from WP due to a vulnerability. But with my site very static I don’t log in sometimes for a couple of months. Getting an e-mail note would be a great service. But thank you White Fir Design for creating it just as it is.

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  • Plugin Contributor White Fir Design


    The plugin’s data on removed plugins only gets updated when the plugin is updated, so you only need to run the check again after the plugin has been updated.

    This plugin is only a temporary solution until the WordPress developers decide that they should start to properly handle this situation by alerting in WordPress when plugins are removed. Once that is done everyone will be aware if they are running removed plugins (not just people using this plugin), they can be alerted promptly when a plugin is removed, and the reason the plugin has been removed could be displayed (this information is not currently made available). We would recommend that you let them know they should do this so that others don’t get burned due to removed plugins, as you did.

    Looks like a nice plugin. I would advise to check against a file on your own server. That way it can be up to date all the time. file_get_contents works well.

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