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Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 11 months ago

#44090 new enhancement

Reword plugin compatibility text to something more meaningful

Reported by: danieltj Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version:
Component: Plugins Keywords: has-screenshots has-patch needs-refresh
Focuses: administration Cc:


Currently, when looking at the plugins update table on the /wp-admin/update-core.php page, it says whether the plugin is compatible with the version of WordPress you are running and the latest version (or just the latest if you're on it).

It states that it's 100% compatible. This seems to be left over from the old days when people could rate if a plugin worked on a certain version, but this doesn't apply anymore as it either does work, or it doesn't. You can't quantify it with a percentage because it's just not possible. It either works or doesn't.

I'd suggest the wording here is updated to reflect the current state of plugin compatibility by replacing the percentage with either a yes or no value.

It's my understanding that based on the meta data in the plugin readme, it'll either be 0% or 100%, so that's either a 0 (no) or 1 (yes). I've attached a screenshot of what I mean.

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plugin-update-table.png (80.0 KB) - added by danieltj 2 years ago.
Screenshot from 2018-05-15 20_31_35.png (19.2 KB) - added by subrataemfluence 2 years ago.
Percentage replaced with word "Compatible"
44090.diff (1.4 KB) - added by subrataemfluence 2 years ago.
Proposed patch

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Change History (6)

#1 @subrataemfluence
2 years ago

  • Keywords has-screenshots added

You are right. I think 100% could be misleading at some situations. Rather it could be like Compatible OR Unknown based on Plugin compatibility for running or updated version of WordPress.

2 years ago

Percentage replaced with word "Compatible"

2 years ago

Proposed patch

#2 @subrataemfluence
2 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added; needs-patch removed

#3 @danieltj
11 months ago

  • Keywords needs-refresh added
  • Severity changed from normal to minor

That patch seems to have gotten the text strings the wrong way around. This ticket needs a bit of a refresh too as it's quite old. Perhaps something to consider for the 5.3 release maybe?

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