[wp-hackers] readme.txt: "Requires PHP 5 tag"
latz at elektroelch.de
Tue Jul 14 17:31:26 UTC 2009
I've decided to use exclusively PHP5 in my new plugin version since it
was much easier to code it using the PHP5 features. Unfortunately many
users seem to have no access to webspace with PHP5 (five years after
PHP5 was released!).
I have prevented people from updating through the backend
programmatically but those who are downloading the plugin from
wordpress.org and installing it manually often do not read the
readme.txt and wonder about a "Parse error: syntax error, unexpected
How about adding a "Requires PHP version x.xx" tag to the readme.txt
that will be displayed on the extend pages? And maybe the backend could
evaluate this tag, too, and disable the update if the installed version
does not fit.
... and even if this topic has been discussed a thousand times: Let's
drop the PHP4 support!
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