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01/27/2017 11:03:04 PM (4 years ago)
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  • Ticket #23880, comment 63

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    1111- There is some precedent, as stale plugins that have not received updates for a long time are not searchable on the wordpress plugin page. Why should a plugin with a PHP version that is too high be easy to download?
    1212- It does not require an upgrade to PHP's core version.
    13 - It helps to shift the blame from users to hosts. If a user complains that they can't download a plugin, and they received a notice that it was because their PHP version is too low, developers don't get bothered, users don't get confused, and hosts get rightfully pestered by the people who are paying them, upping the ante for an upgrade.
     13- It helps to shift the user's blame from developers to hosts. If a user complains that they can't download a plugin, and they received a notice that it was because their PHP version is too low, developers don't get bothered, users don't get confused, and hosts get rightfully pestered by the people who are paying them, upping the ante for an upgrade.
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    1515This helps to bridge the gap between #33381 which may not happen for a long time, and what we have now. It does not force anything on core features, but it does provide a mechanism to lean on hosts by giving them a very present economic reason to do it. If a host isn't offering good service, ditch them and go elsewhere!