This plugin adds a column to the plugin’s page in WordPress’s admin to show when each plugin was last updated. This causes the plugins page to load very slowly on the first page load due to many API calls made to wordPress.org in order to retrieve the last updated information. This plugin makes 1 API call for each plugin installed. This data is cached for 24 hours. The functionality of this plugin was entirely Karissa Skirmont‘s idea. Plugin Page. Artwork compliments of Karissa
Install this plugin either via the WordPress.org plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Got on a search for something like this after one of my websites was going belly-up periodically, and turned out it was caused by a wayyyyy old news ticker plugin. I have a plugin to monitor when my plugins need updates, but duh didn't even think about how i should catch plugins that are never updated! This is just what i was looking for to keep me informed in future. And the kind of plugin i like: does one thing, and does it well.
I didn't notice any lag at all on loading the plugins page right after install (lag has been reported as - of course - it has to make connection to wordpress.org to check each plugin).
Four stars, only because would like to see a recent "Last Updated:" date, and a "Compatible up to:" current WordPress version. (Even though it is simple enough that will probably work for a long time to come, it would be more reassuring if itself it has these -- that's the point, right? 😀 )
This is the kind of thing WordPress should be doing, instead of bloated stuff like customizer and jetpack :/
Thanks for this!
While I'm probably a little bias about this plugin since it was my idea, the plugin in developer Steve Kohlmeyer, executed it be beautifully.
At my request, in version 0.0.7, he added support for Multisite so that now they the column shows up in wp-admin/network/plugins.php. When installing, use the 'Network Activate' option.
Now I'm going to have to go through them all purge the old ones or contact the plugin developers that haven't updated in over 2 years... to update.