WordPress.org

Making WordPress.org

Opened 22 months ago

Closed 22 months ago

Last modified 22 months ago

#2924 closed defect (maybelater)

Old Plugins - Not updated in Years

Reported by: preston41 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Plugin Directory Keywords:
Cc:

Description

Please put a limit on Old Plugins in the directory, If it has not been updated in 5, 6, 7 years why is it still available. It is potentially harmful to have these plugins still floating around.
You have just updated the directory, time to cull some plugins.

Change History (3)

#1 @Ipstenu
22 months ago

  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

The plugins are still available because they (often) still work.

We email developers 2-3 times a year with reminders about updating and how to have a plugin closed. They chose not to and that's fine. But they are made aware.

In return, plugins of 2+ years or more without an update are no longer shown on searches, unless it's a direct name query.

By keeping them available, people can find the code, download it, fix it, and either communicate with the developer to apply fixes, or perhaps take it over, fostering a healthy ecosystem :)

Worst case? They can email plugins@… and ask us to take over the work. We often do so :)

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
22 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Plugin Directory

#3 @preston41
22 months ago

I commend you on your lightening fast reply

Note: See TracTickets for help on using tickets.