Many people put off upgrading to the newest versions of WordPress because they are concerned about plugin compatibility.
So, a plugin compatibility application has been developed and is now part of the WordPress Plugin Directory.
On the right side of any plugin page will be a box where you can select the version of WordPress and the version of the plugin to find out if they are compatible or not.
What is really cool about this is that the data is provided by the users. If you have an account, you can login and provide information by selecting either the Broken or Works button.
WordPress requests that people only select broken if the plugin really doesn’t work with the version of WordPress and not just because they are having problems with the plugin. They are also requesting to vote for Works just as much as Broken in order to gather accurate data.
What do you think? Useful? Will you check this before upgrading a plugin or WordPress? Will you vote? I think this is great and is a real step in the right direction in dealing with WordPress upgrades and compatibility issues.
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