What to do when a plugin is removed from WordPress.org
On a few occasions recently, high-profile plugins with thousands of installs have been removed from the WordPress.org repository. Sometimes this is due to a security vulnerability. Often though, the plugin just disappears with no warning and the user is left none the wiser.
Most of us know about the two year warning for plugins that haven’t been updated by their authors. We can either prompt the plugin developer to release an update or prepare to find a replacement. But a plugin vanishing suddenly can catch us unawares.
Why do plugins disappear?
Some of the reasons plugins disappear from WordPress.org are outlined by moderator Mika Epstein:
- The plugin…