Plugin Information Plugin Details

First published 22nd March 2021 (Last Modified 12th January 2023)


This plugin adds the ability to show the description and change log of one of my plugins in a similar way to that provided by the wordpress admin pages. In support of this, the plugin provides three shortcodes:


This shortcode provides the description and other information about the plugin. Additional information may be added into the right handbox of the generated table by placing the text inside of the shortcode. The additional text will be placed inside a list item (<li> tag)

Example of use
[pluginInformation slug="LatinSquares"]<strong>License:</strong> GPL v2[pluginInformation]

If the attachment attribute is provided on the shortcode, links will be updated to point to the attachment page instead of the direct download page. For example
[pluginInformation slug="LatinSquares" attachment="true"]

If the homepage attribute is provided on the shortcode, a link to the plugin's homepage will be added to the information panel. For example
[pluginInformation slug="LatinSquares" homepage="true"]


This shortcode provides the change log for the plugin

Example of use
[pluginInformationChangeLog slug="LatinSquares"]

You can ask for only the first few sections of the change log (as introduced by h4 tags in the change log) by specifying 'latest' on the shortcode, for example:
[pluginInformationChangeLog slug="LatinSquares" latest="1"]

Normally the links in the change log will be removed. These can be kept via the attachment attribute. If set the links will be kept and if attach is 'convert' the links will be converted from links to the download to links to the relevant attachment page for that download file.


Provides the version number of this plugin (not the version of the plugin being queried)

  • Version: 3.230.0
  • Author: David Vines
  • Last Updated: 2023-01-14T14:02:38Z
  • Requires WordPress Version: 4.0 or higher
  • Tested up to: 6.1.1
  • License: Although I claim sole ownership of the copyright for this plugin, I hereby grant permission to use this plugin under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 license.

Change Log

3.230.0 - 14 January 2023

Fix links in the change log!

3.228.0 - 14 January 2023

Add div's for the plugin information and its sections to allow css styling

3.226.0 - 12 January 2023

Remove unnecessary close paragraph tags when handling html

3.202.0 - 25 May 2022

Support Tested up to

3.201.0 - 25 May 2022

Fix update detection logic!

3.191.0 - 07 April 2022

Fix display of multiple change log entries when removing the attachment links

3.186.0 - 01 April 2022

Add the 'latest' option to the changelog short code. Remove links if 'attach' isn't specified

3.183.0 - 27 March 2022

Fix wording of the generated description (no change to the actual plugin itself)

3.161.0 - 09 September 2021

Fix update detection logic

3.157.0 - 21 July 2021

Common up duplicated code in the plugin update logic

3.149.0 - 04 June 2021

Add Last as a prefix for weekdays. The ISO time is prefilled into last updated text field in case the javascript is unable (or has not yet) run

3.139.0 - 14 May 2021

Support a more generalised development environment. The plugin now looks for the json information file on the hosting site first rather than to a hardcoded site. The standard fallback is still to, my standard website.

3.138.0 - 03 May 2021

Get yesterday to be displayed only if yesterday actually makes sense 🙂

3.137.0 - 01 May 2021

Bug fix to prevent infinite loop!

3.136.0 - 01 May 2021

Have the last updated field filled in by javascript so that the static version doesn't change so much

3.126.0 - 15 April 2021

Provide option for links to be to the attachment page rather than being a direct download

3.108.0 - 29 March 2021

Update URL of the details page

3.106.0 - 24 March 2021

  • Remove plugin link if it's the same as the current page

3.105.0 - 23 March 2021

  • Add a download link for the current version
  • Improve style of the table a little

3.104.0 - 22 March 2021

  • Initial published version

The information on this page was retrieved by Plugin Information Version 3.230.0.