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Opened 9 months ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#59135 new enhancement

Ability to list plugins by activation date/time

Reported by: josephscott's profile josephscott Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: administration Cc:

Description

The idea here is to provide a way to show the list of active plugins ordered by activation date/time.

This was suggested by a friend of mine who was having a hard time tracking down which plugin on his site had caused a problem because he couldn't remember which one he had last activated. Given that deactivating plugins one at a time to track down which one is causing problems is a common technique, this seems like it might be generally helpful to WP users.

Details need to be flushed out on where and how to show this information. The plugins page seems like the most obvious target, the site health page might be another.

Change History (2)

#1 @priethor
9 months ago

In your friend's scenario, we should also take into account and consider adding (also/instead) other dates like the last update date: it could very well happen that a plugin causes a problem only after updating, not activating.

#2 @ashfame
9 months ago

Plugins activation/deactivation log under site health page seems like a better way to go about it than just sorting the plugins on the plugins page?

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