validate_plugin_requirements( string $plugin )

Validates the plugin requirements for WordPress version and PHP version.


Description

Uses the information from Requires at least and Requires PHP headers defined in the plugin’s main PHP file.


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Parameters

$plugin

(string) (Required) Path to the plugin file relative to the plugins directory.


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Return

(true|WP_Error) True if requirements are met, WP_Error on failure.


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Source

File: wp-admin/includes/plugin.php

function validate_plugin_requirements( $plugin ) {
	$plugin_headers = get_plugin_data( WP_PLUGIN_DIR . '/' . $plugin );

	$requirements = array(
		'requires'     => ! empty( $plugin_headers['RequiresWP'] ) ? $plugin_headers['RequiresWP'] : '',
		'requires_php' => ! empty( $plugin_headers['RequiresPHP'] ) ? $plugin_headers['RequiresPHP'] : '',
	);

	$compatible_wp  = is_wp_version_compatible( $requirements['requires'] );
	$compatible_php = is_php_version_compatible( $requirements['requires_php'] );

	$php_update_message = '</p><p>' . sprintf(
		/* translators: %s: URL to Update PHP page. */
		__( '<a href="%s">Learn more about updating PHP</a>.' ),
		esc_url( wp_get_update_php_url() )
	);

	$annotation = wp_get_update_php_annotation();

	if ( $annotation ) {
		$php_update_message .= '</p><p><em>' . $annotation . '</em>';
	}

	if ( ! $compatible_wp && ! $compatible_php ) {
		return new WP_Error(
			'plugin_wp_php_incompatible',
			'<p>' . sprintf(
				/* translators: 1: Current WordPress version, 2: Current PHP version, 3: Plugin name, 4: Required WordPress version, 5: Required PHP version. */
				_x( '<strong>Error:</strong> Current versions of WordPress (%1$s) and PHP (%2$s) do not meet minimum requirements for %3$s. The plugin requires WordPress %4$s and PHP %5$s.', 'plugin' ),
				get_bloginfo( 'version' ),
				phpversion(),
				$plugin_headers['Name'],
				$requirements['requires'],
				$requirements['requires_php']
			) . $php_update_message . '</p>'
		);
	} elseif ( ! $compatible_php ) {
		return new WP_Error(
			'plugin_php_incompatible',
			'<p>' . sprintf(
				/* translators: 1: Current PHP version, 2: Plugin name, 3: Required PHP version. */
				_x( '<strong>Error:</strong> Current PHP version (%1$s) does not meet minimum requirements for %2$s. The plugin requires PHP %3$s.', 'plugin' ),
				phpversion(),
				$plugin_headers['Name'],
				$requirements['requires_php']
			) . $php_update_message . '</p>'
		);
	} elseif ( ! $compatible_wp ) {
		return new WP_Error(
			'plugin_wp_incompatible',
			'<p>' . sprintf(
				/* translators: 1: Current WordPress version, 2: Plugin name, 3: Required WordPress version. */
				_x( '<strong>Error:</strong> Current WordPress version (%1$s) does not meet minimum requirements for %2$s. The plugin requires WordPress %3$s.', 'plugin' ),
				get_bloginfo( 'version' ),
				$plugin_headers['Name'],
				$requirements['requires']
			) . '</p>'
		);
	}

	return true;
}


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Changelog

Changelog
Version Description
5.8.0 Removed support for using readme.txt as a fallback.
5.3.0 Added support for reading the headers from the plugin's main PHP file, with readme.txt as a fallback.
5.2.0 Introduced.

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