Of course, WordPress comes in two flavors: hosted and self-hosted. While not as customizable as the self-hosted option, it’s the perfect platform if you want to get right up and operating quickly. Unfortunately, the selection of plugins is much more limited when your site is hosted, which curtails the benefits you can realize from using plugins.
If you create your WordPress website at one of the many available-hosting companies, you’re using the self-hosted option. Due to feature bug and enhancements fixes, WordPress’ code is up to date on a reasonably regular basis. After each update, there’s always a chance a plugin that caused the older version of WordPress may not use the new one.
To make a particular plugin use the latest version of WordPress, it requires to be updated as well and therein is situated the problem. Since most plugin developers offer their work free of charge, they sometimes drop the project along the way and the plugin prevents getting up to date someplace. These plugins are “dead” and if a plugin you are employing dies, you’ll need to find a replacement.
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When Was the Plugin Last Updated? A plugin that gets up to date often is a plugin that is less inclined to expire. As you can see, WordPress version 4.1.1 is the latest WordPress revise, so the plugin above is A-OK. Yet another way to check on this is to search for a plugin using your WordPress dashboard (more about how to perform that search in just a little bit).
As you can view in the search results below, one of the plugins was tested and announced “Compatible” and one had not been. Always make an effort to select plugins that are tested and suitable as which means they’re up to date (supposing of course that you keep your WordPress version up to date which you should).
One other thing to avoid is when the “Last Updated” date is more than a yr old (and many, many of them are). If that’s the situation, it’s likely that the plugin is inactive. Do the Developers Provide Timely Support? Since most plugins are free, there’s not a complete lot of incentive for a creator to provide support.