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Where does the version compatibility info come from?

  • Hi, quick question, does BPCC get its version information directly live from wordpress.org, or from the plugin itself residing on my website (eg. the version info inside each plugin’s Readme.txt file)?

    I imagine the most accurate method would be to get the info directly from wordpress.org, right? Because a plugin might update its compatibility info there without actually releasing a new plugin version? (I assume that is possible?) Therefore the plugin would still be the same version as before, but on wordpress.org it would show that it’s compatible with a newer version of WordPress, while the Readme.txt file on my server would still show the older compatibility info.


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  • Plugin Author wpseek


    Hey GermanKiwi,

    it currently gets its data from the plugin’s local readme.txt file if it does exist. If if doesn’t it get the data using http://api.wordpress.org/plugins/info/1.0/

    The reason for doing that is that AFAIK http://api.wordpress.org/plugins/info/1.0/ gets its data from the SVN trunk, but some people don’t use the trunk for their most recent version but set the stable tag to a version number after they finished developing in trunk.

    So if I’d always use api.wordpress.org/plugins version info, it would be showing version info of plugin code in development instead of the released one the user has installed on his site.

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