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Better Plugin Compatibility Control

Adds version compatibility info to the plugins page to inform the admin at a glance if a plugin is compatible with the current WP version.

12 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
25% of my plugins giving wrong information

I waited until just now to update from 4.4.3 to 4.5.2.

The reason I waited is because this plugin told me that 8 or 10 plugins were not up to date.

I decided to reach out to the devs and ask why their plugins weren't updated. Come to find out, all but 1 had been updated to 4.5.2.

Don't ask what the plugins were. I don't know and at this point don't care.
I also know I don't trust this plugin.

It is what I was looking for
By , for WP 4.3.2

Instead of to check manually what is the last release of WP that the plugin's author had checked, they are already listed in plugin directory. Wonderful.
Only a thing can be better: if I can insert the WP release I want to install and the red colour appears in relation to that one instead of the present one.

Very good!
By , for WP 4.3.1

Simple and nice :)

Nice and easy to see compatibility right in the plugin list!
By , for WP 4.4

Thank you for such a much needed core feature. I like the way versions for lesser WP compatibility are highlighted and the compatible is faded..

Best Plugin
By , for WP 4.3

Best Plugin

great plugin
By , for WP 3.9.2

thx a lot. works very fine for me.
especially after resolving issue "status oudated"
(see latest support-topic, sept. 2014)

By , for WP 3.8.1

This plugin does exactly what it claims to do.
Some might not be satisfied because it just gives the versions that the plugins page mention as compatible (compatibility info). It is true that the older plugins which were tested with earlier versions of WP might work with later WP versions too.
But think of this situation: If you have many plugins on a Multisite and come across a problem, this might actually help in identifying the culprit.
In fact, a few months ago, I had suggested this functionality be incorporated in WordPress itself.
Excellent Job!!
I suggest the author try converting this into a MU-Plugin.

Simple and Effective
By , for WP 3.8.1

This is a very useful plugin.

Obviously plugin developers don't all update their plugins instantaneously for each WordPress release and some plugins don't even require updating all that often, so "Better Plugin Compatibility Control" is limited in what it can tell you. The value of it is that it makes it easy to see which plugins are severely out of date, so you can do some research and see if you should be dumping them.

By , for WP 3.8

Don't bother, plugins compatibility database is not updated at all. Tried this on my perfectly working site and everything was supposed to be out of date, according to this. Not really the plugin's fault, but useless anyway.

It does everything it promisses and very good - BUT
By , for WP 3.7.1

The problem is that the plugin owners do not keep track nor update the compatibility of the plugins.
I wanted to upgrade from 3.7.1 to 3.8.
I looked at my plugin list and see that my perfectly compatible plugins (to 3.7.1) are compatible to versions: 3.1, 3.3.1, 3.5, 3.6
Can I upgrade to 3.8? This plugin did not help me.

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