Better Plugin Compatibility Control

Description

Better Plugin Compatibility Control makes it easy for the blog administrator to check compatibility of all installed plugins. The plugin 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. Until now you had to look it up on the respective plugin page. It’s now up to the admin wether to deactivate a non-compatible plugin or not.

Included languages:

  • English
  • German (de_DE) (Thanks to me ;-))
  • Finnish (fi_FI) (Thanks to C. Hellberg for contributing finnish language)
  • Belorussian (by_BY) (Thanks for contributing belorussian language goes to Marcis Gasuns)
  • Russian (ru_RU) (Thanks for contributing russian language goes to iPower)
  • Uzbek (uz_UZ) (Thanks for contributing uzbek language goes to Alexandra Bolshova)
  • French (fr_FR) (Thanks for contributing french language goes to tolingo translations)
  • Spanish (es_ES) (Thanks for contributing spanish language goes to nomeconsumas.org)
  • Hebrew (he_IL) (Thanks for contributing hebrew language goes to Atar4U / https://profiles.wordpress.org/ahrale/)
  • Simplified Chinese (zh_CN) (Thanks for contributing simplified chinese language goes to 斌果)
  • Italian (it_IT) (Thanks for contributing italian language goes to venerdi)

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Licence

This plugins is released under the GPL, you can use it free of charge on your personal or commercial blog.

Screenshots

  • The added compatibility version information below plugin titles.

Installation

  1. Download the plugin and unzip it.
  2. Upload the folder better-plugin-compatibility-control/ to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  3. Activate the plugin from your WordPress admin panel.
  4. Installation finished.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Download the plugin and unzip it.
  2. Upload the folder better-plugin-compatibility-control/ to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  3. Activate the plugin from your WordPress admin panel.
  4. Installation finished.
Why isn’t this or that implemented to improve the plugin interface?

If you have suggestions please let me know by dropping me a line via e-mail or the wp.org forums.

History?

Please visit the official website for the latest information on this plugin.

Where can I get more information?

Please visit the official website for the latest information on this plugin.

Reviews

Not accurate…

Not accurate in a lot of cases, checks readme files, not WordPress Depository… What’s the point if the info cannot be trusted to be accurate…

Thank you 🎐

Needs to have less bugs in Query Monitor plugin for me to be able to let it up all day, but it’s a must have plugin. No problem in letting it ON.

Great idea but not completely reliable

The version information provided by this plug-in does not always match the information you get from the repository. And even if a plug-in does not officially support your WordPress version it might still work fine. So use “Better Plugin Compatibility Control” with care and common sense.

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

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.

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Contributors & Developers

“Better Plugin Compatibility Control” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Better Plugin Compatibility Control” has been translated into 1 locale. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

4.8.0

  • WordPress 4.8 compatibility

4.7.0.1

  • Fixed an Undefined property: stdClass::$tested issue

4.7.0

  • WordPress 4.7 compatibility
  • PHP 7 compatibility

4.6.1

  • Fixed a small bug in version coloring

4.6.0

  • Version bump

4.5.0

  • Added italian localization (Thanks to venerdi!)
  • Version bump

4.4.0.2

  • Code and compatibility improvements (thanks AlfonsBerger!)

4.4.0.1

  • Prepared for localization on wp.org
  • Visual improvements (thanks Demetrio Mendozzi!)
  • Fixed readme.txt typo (thanks Demetrio Mendozzi!)

4.4.0

  • Version dump

4.1.1

  • Added hebrew localization (Thanks to Atar4U!)

4.0.999

  • Version dump
  • Code cleanup and improvements

3.8.1.10

  • Change of how version compatibility indications are handled (e.g., instead of indicating 3.8.1 as incompatible on an 3.8 install, it now indicates all 3.8.x versions as compatible, so if a plugin supports a major version, it’s assumed to support all minor versions too) (props GermanKiwi!)

3.8.1.5

  • Lowered the plugin’s minimum WP requirement
  • Improved multisite compatibility

3.8.1.1

  • Fixed long line of unwrapped text in version info in some cases

3.8.1

  • Code cleanup

3.8

  • Version dump
  • Code cleanup and improvements

3.6

  • Code cleanup and improvements

3.5.1

  • Version dump

3.5

  • Readme.txt updated to be more compliant with the readme.txt standard
  • Moved screenshots off the package to the assets/ folder

3.4.1

  • Maintenance Release (Thanks a lot Gary Gale!)

3.4

  • Maintenance Releases

3.3

  • Maintenance Releases

1.1.1

  • Now combines information from local readme.txt files and wordpress.org repository data, preferring local data
  • Multisite support

1.1

  • New min version set to WP 2.8
  • Improved and more up-to-date compatibility info parsing by using plugins_api instead of parsing the plugin’s local readme file
  • Code cleanup

1.0.1

  • WordPress 2.8 compatibility

1.0

  • Plugin released