Let’s help each other!
Get your site ready for the move to PHP 7 plus get rid of major security issues by eliminating your seriously old plugins in this fun, free, and easy challenge for the month of May.
The more the merrier!
Tell all your friends about this free challenge.
Share this post with your blogger buddies and groups.
By pooling our resources we can:
- Have fun doing it together
- Save time
- Avoid headaches
- Make good new plugin choices
How the Challenge Works
Find Your Old Plugins Fast
See how to easily find and share the plugins you need to replace.
- See the short video on how to run the PHP7 Compatibility Checker plugin.
- Make a quick list of the plugins it flags on your site.
- Share your list in the comments on this post.
- Take it one more step. See how to check the update status of all plugins on your site.
I’ll add your plugins to the Google Doc below.
Suggest or Find a Plugin Substitute
Let’s help each other cut down the research time.
- Share an old plugin substitute suggestion that you’ve actually used in the comments of this post.
(Be sure to call out the name of the old plugin and the new plugin replacement)
- Check other plugin suggestions in the Google Doc.
I’ll add your suggestions to the Google Doc.
Get Best Recommends
It’s important to properly vet the plugins you use on your site.
Some may look pretty but may be real resource hogs that kill your site performance or have other issues.
Image indicates plugins I have personally tested and are best choices to use.
Want to really do yourself a favor?
Download my Plugins Spreadsheet now
(It’s a Google Sheet, so you can download as that or an Excel sheet)
Make a list of:
- all the plugins on your site
- What function they provide
- Where used on your site
When you need to make a plugin change, you will thank yourself for doing this!
Make the Move to PHP 7
Ready to make the switch?
See How and Why to Switch to PHP 7 for an in-depth guide that will help you avoid common bumps in the road.
Cherry on Top
The move to PHP7 is not all we have to be concerned with this year.
Sweeping changes are coming to WordPress.
Plus, all sites need to convert to HTTPS.
The PHP7 Plugin Compatibility Checker is not 100% accurate and it doesn’t tell you everything.
Go just one more step and check your plugin details.
See this quick tutorial for how to do that.
Add notes to your Plugin Spreadsheet for any plugins that have not been updated in more than 2 years.
Those plugins may be working now, but may not be for long, especially with all the core changes to WordPress.
Trust me, you’ll thank yourself later for taking the little bit of extra time to do this step now, while you’re head’s in it.
Need More Help?
Get a Live Plugin Review or Full Site Audit and let’s have a look at your plugins together.
Old Plugin List
Red plugins are seriously old and may have serious security issues
Green X indicates a substitute plugin I recommend
Use all non vetted substitute plugin suggestions at your own discretion.