Plugin Compatibility Notes
As I write this, WordPress 2.7 is due to arrive in a few days. Now that’s very shiny and all, but there’s one thing that has always made me a bit wary about upgrading to a new version : plugin compatibility. When you have a lot of active plugins there’s always a chance that one of them will be incompatible with the upgrade and break your site.
The typical answer to the these fears is a resounding “Make backups!” call. However, here’s another idea – what if you could actually see which plugins are likely to be incompatible before upgrading, and watch out for them? Well, with this new plugin I’ve created you (kind-of) can!
Compatibility Notes is a simple WordPress plugin that will attach a list of supported WordPress versions to every plugin’s description on the “Plugins” page. Here’s how it looks :
The compatibility information is extracted from each plugin’s readme.txt file, so nothing will be displayed for plugins with non-standard or missing readme files. Also, while adding a adding a big “Incompatible plugin!” warning to plugins that don’t “officially” support the currently installed version of WP would be easy, I decided against it because many old plugins work perfectly well in newer versions. It’s up to you to decide what to do with the information this plugin provides.
compatibility-notes.zip (5 KB)
- WordPress 2.5 – 2.8
- PHP 5 or later
Meta : Arrgh, another small WordPress hack. Apparently I never learn. Also, my Internet connection is finally working again, yay 🙂Related posts :
Tried to install, but got this error:
Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘&’, expecting T_VARIABLE or ‘$’ in /homepages/15/d206252512/htdocs/watson/wp-content/plugins/compatibility-notes/compatibility-notes.php on line 136
This means you have an old version of PHP. As stated in the post, this plugin requires PHP 5 or later.
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My only real problem with google analytics is that it doesn’t work very well with a lot of ASP pages, which a lot of clients use nowadays. It can also get kind of hairy when trying to get it to understand what a conversion is..
As far as I know, in GA a conversion is whatever you want it to be. Or at least that’s how it’s supposed to work – I haven’t really done much with that feature, except trying to track my AdSense ads with it (which “kind of” worked, but the system wasn’t really suited for that).
I love this plugin! Are you planning a release for 2.8?
Indeed. I just uploaded a new version.