Alerts and Warnings

When you visit plugin pages on WordPress.org, you may notice special alerts or warnings. These exist to help visitors understand the status of various plugins.

Approved and Pending Data Approved and Pending Data

Plugins that have been approved but no code has yet been uploaded will see this message:Blue background - This plugin is approved and awaiting data upload but not visible to the public yet. Once you make your first commit, the plugin will become public.This only displays to the plugin owner and will go away once code has been pushed via SVN.

Occasionally this displays on plugins that were improperly added to SVN, prior to April 2017. To fix it, the developer needs to correct their SVN content.

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Closed Closed

As of November 2017, plugins that are closed display a notice:

Red background: This plugin has been closed and is no longer available for download.

This is viewable by all visitors and indicates a plugin was closed. Plugins closed after January 2018 will include a date:

Red background: This plugin was closed on February 7, 2018 and is no longer available for download.

After 60 days, the alert will be updated to explain why the plugin was closed:

Alert detailing why a plugin was closed

Plugin committers will see the following additional note:

Blue background: If you did not request this change, please contact plugins@wordpress.org for a status. All developers with commit access are contacted when a plugin is closed, with the reasons why, so check your spam email too.

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Out of Date Out of Date

Plugins that do not support the last 3 major releases of WordPress have the following notice:

Yellow background: This plugin hasn’t been tested with the latest 3 major releases of WordPress. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Previously this message alerted users to plugins not updated within the last 2 years. In 2018 it was modified to rely on more pertinent data. Since WordPress updates major releases 2 to 3 times per year, and a maintained a plugin should be testing with the recent versions, this alert can be avoided by updating a plugin readme when new versions of WordPress is released.

Developers are emailed before every major release of WordPress and asked to update this value. They do not need to push a new version, just update the readme.