[wp-hackers] "Outdated plugin" notice (was: load_plugin_textdomain() )

Andy Staines andy at yellowswordfish.com
Tue Jul 29 08:12:22 GMT 2008

On 29 Jul 2008, at 01:52AM, Stephen Rider wrote:
> Interesting idea, but probably a bit much.  What we could do, RE the  
> idea above, is to have different levels of warning --
> 1) This plugin contains outdated (deprecated) code.
> 2) This plugin contains obsolete (called functions are gone!) code.
> I was almost going to suggest auto-deactivation, but I don't think  
> we should go that far, as the outdated code might be part of minor  
> functionality and we shouldn't DEMAND that the user can't try to use  
> the plugin.

Please remember also that some of us support older versions of WP as  
well as the latest. With each successive version that means more  
version checks, branching, selectable includes..... some of which  
might trigger your red light and give the end user an erroneous warning.

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