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  • Resolved phil1ooo

    (@phil1ooo)


    These might be bugs since the last WP update or not but they are not working the same as they used to.

    Firstly then viewing a plugins details from the wp admin panel all the details pages within the popup panel are about 20 to 30cm’s down the page meaning everything above the fist detail is a blank space.

    Secondly the NO TITLE on pages/posts when clicked to NOT display the pages/posts title doesn’t work unless you also change the theme layout to NO SIDEBAR meaning you can’t have one without the other.

    Thirdly and this is a very annoying aspect of searching for a plugin, is the amount of unsupported plugins that you have to roam through before finding a currently supported one. WP should either disable those plugins that haven’t been supported for 6 to 12 months from being displayed and/or only display plugins in the admin that are current to the wp version you are running and above this hiding all the un-relevant plugins saving us site owners time. This at least would encourage wp plugin developers to keep their plugin up to date at all times.

    • This topic was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by  Steve Stern.
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  • Moderator t-p

    (@t-p)

    (1).
    This is a known issue and will be fixed in the next update: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/47561

    (2).
    – Try deactivating ALL (yes all) plugins temporarily to see if this resolves the problem (plugin functions can interfere). If this works, re-activate them individually (one-by-one) to find the problematic plugin(s).
    – If that does not resolve the issue, try switching to the unedited default Theme (Twenty Nineteen, etc.) for a moment using the WP dashboard to rule out any theme-specific issue (theme functions can interfere like plugins).

    The NO TITLE problem sounds like your theme has a bug. You should ask in your theme’s support forum.

    As for searching for plugins, they are already filtered for being recent and correct versions for your site. Your idea of how long between updates is acceptable is different than the WP idea. (There are plugins that are 10 years old and have not needed any update. There are parts of WP that have not needed any update also.)

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Plugin Review Team Rep

    Please don’t post in the Alpha/Beta forum unless you’re actually testing the alpha/beta version of WordPress (not a plugin or a theme). Also, once WordPress has released a version, it’s not appropriate to post in alpha/beta and you should post in the Fixing WordPress forum:

    https://wordpress.org/support/forum/how-to-and-troubleshooting

    This post has been moved out for you.

    Please don’t post in the Alpha/Beta forum unless you’re actually testing the alpha/beta version of WordPress

    @ipstenu No Problem! as I didn’t know but had an actual thread been found in the search when typing the words WORDPRESS BUG OR WORD ISSUES instead of 50 unrelated topics this wouldn’t had been there to begin with as I spent at lease 30mins looking for something relevant and that post was the closet I came across.

    it’s not appropriate to post in alpha/beta and you should post in the Fixing WordPress forum:

    It’s also not appropriate that such a supposedly well known forum has such a crappy relevant search feature. I didn’t design it I just waste my time trying to use it.

    @joyously
    Thank You I will look into that. much appreciated

    As for searching for plugins, they are already filtered for being recent and correct versions for your site

    What Your saying does make sense but we then should be allowed to filter/refine our own searches then to save us time as continuously coming across 4 month out,, 6m, 12m, 2yrs, 5,yrs the other day 9yrs,, It just gets worse not better.

    Question: Would you install a plugin that says it hasn’t been tested on your version of wp and risk damaging files,,

    I am not the one making these messages, they happen because developers don’t update them thus WP NEEDS to find a more acceptable way of having these updated by there creators or not have them show up at all on properly Updated WP sites.

    It’s bad enough we have to deal with plugins that are updated and don’t work but yet they expect you to spend money on PRO versions when the free one doesn’t work, Don’t you think?

    Cheers

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by  phil1ooo.
    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Plugin Review Team Rep

    Question: Would you install a plugin that says it hasn’t been tested on your version of wp and risk damaging files,,

    Yes.

    But then again I read the code before I install anything.

    The CSS bug is annoying, you’re right, but please consider that you’re being rather unkind to volunteers here. We agree, it sucks, but don’t be mean about it, eh?

    I’m flagging your account for moderation, which means all new posts will need to be approved.

    If you need to contact the moderators about this then you can do so via the Slack #forums channel. To use that channel you need a Slack account. You can obtain one via these instructions: https://make.wordpress.org/chat/

    I am not the one making these messages, they happen because developers don’t update them thus WP NEEDS to find a more acceptable way of having these updated by there creators or not have them show up at all on properly Updated WP sites.

    This is a narrow point of view. The repository is a place to put code. There is no requirement to keep it updated. It is free and without obligation and the license says “Without Warranty”. Updates do not equate to “good code” or “working code” or even “works for my combination of versions and plugins”. Update just means there is a different version than there used to be.
    And while it makes sense to use the latest version of WordPress, so many people do not that the repository is sort of forced to support all of the old versions.
    https://wordpress.org/about/stats/
    Old plugins and themes are not removed, even if closed.

    Your concept of what you are searching for cannot be conveyed by search terms. I could type the same search terms but be looking for something totally different. You might want a recent version of a plugin for your site, but I might want an old one to adopt. You might not be comfortable with a 6 month gap between updates, and I know my own schedules and think 6 months is pretty recent. WP has a history of being backward compatible, so plugins can work for quite awhile without modification.

    Also, there is no NEED to do anything. It’s all free software, with no warranty.

    The CSS bug is annoying, you’re right, but please consider that you’re being rather unkind to volunteers here. We agree, it sucks, but don’t be mean about it, eh?

    I wasn’t trying to be mean and just because I saw it in a different light or way to you doesn’t that I was being mean.

    @joyously At least yo where polite about your response and have taken your response on board and based on that will apologise if anyone was offended as my English isn’t that perfect and may sound like I am to forward at times, but nothing is said with the intention of being rude.

    @ipstenu

    I’m flagging your account for moderation, which means all new posts will need to be approved.

    After all the years of using wp not doing anything wrong on this form your telling me I am flagged because what I wrote sounded worse than it was intended to.

    Don’t you think it makes more sense to delete that post and ask me to rewrite it as that would be the mature thing to do in public forum. Like I said it wasn’t my intention to offend and I will be more careful in the future.

    Cheers

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