Plugins Last Updated Column


This plugin adds a column to the plugin’s page in WordPress’s admin to show when each plugin was last updated. This causes the plugins page to load very slowly on the first page load due to many API calls made to in order to retrieve the last updated information. This plugin makes 1 API call for each plugin installed. This data is cached for 24 hours. The functionality of this plugin was entirely Karissa Skirmont‘s idea. Plugin Page. Artwork compliments of Karissa


  • As you can see, the plugins table now has 2 columns on the right side labeled: Last Updated and Last Upgraded.
  • A page dedicated to clearing cache on the Last Updated Column.
  • Shows a WordPress MultiSite Network Plugin page with last updated / last upgraded columns.


  1. Install this plugin either via the plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your server
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. That’s it. You’re ready to go!


ሰነ 27, 2019
Very useful to quickly see the update status of the plugins directly in WP
መጋቢት 27, 2018
This is a really useful plugin which I install on all my Wordpress sites – makes it easy to spot old, unmaintained plugins.
ለካቲት 19, 2017
Got on a search for something like this after one of my websites was going belly-up periodically, and turned out it was caused by a wayyyyy old news ticker plugin. I have a plugin to monitor when my plugins need updates, but duh didn’t even think about how i should catch plugins that are never updated! This is just what i was looking for to keep me informed in future. And the kind of plugin i like: does one thing, and does it well. I didn’t notice any lag at all on loading the plugins page right after install (lag has been reported as – of course – it has to make connection to to check each plugin). Four stars, only because would like to see a recent “Last Updated:” date, and a “Compatible up to:” current WordPress version. (Even though it is simple enough that will probably work for a long time to come, it would be more reassuring if itself it has these — that’s the point, right? 😀 ) This is the kind of thing WordPress should be doing, instead of bloated stuff like customizer and jetpack :/ Thanks for this!
መስከረም 3, 2016
I really like to see which of my installed plugins have not been updated in a while. This is a simple colorful tool to help me do that!
መስከረም 3, 2016
While I’m probably a little bias about this plugin since it was my idea, the plugin in developer Steve Kohlmeyer, executed it be beautifully. At my request, in version 0.0.7, he added support for Multisite so that now they the column shows up in wp-admin/network/plugins.php. When installing, use the ‘Network Activate’ option. Now I’m going to have to go through them all purge the old ones or contact the plugin developers that haven’t updated in over 2 years… to update.
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Contributors & Developers

“Plugins Last Updated Column” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed debug warnings


  • Version bump – Plugin still works as expected with WordPress 6.5.2


  • Version bump – Plugin still works as expected with WordPress 6.0.1


  • Version number bump – Plugin still works as expected with WordPress 5.6


  • Version number bump – This plugin still works as expected with the new WordPress 5.2


  • Version number bump


  • Added support for multisite


  • PHP 5.2 Compliance – Calculated months may be just a bit off if you’re running PHP 5.2
  • Changed caching from 24 hours to 30 minutes.
  • Added a cache clearing option in Admin Menu > Plugins > Plugin Columns
  • Fixed screen options not hiding columns or saving
  • Added background color to whole column instead of just text
  • Fixed errors outputting if WordPress’s API cannot be reached


  • New column to show when the plugin was last upgraded – shows not available until each plugin is upgraded at least once.


  • Now outputs how long it’s been since the last update
  • Background of this text is colored based on how long it’s been: (over 2 years is red, over 1 year is orange, over 6 months is yellow and less than 6 months is green)


  • Updated plugin description and tags


  • Column is now responsive and disabled white-space wrapping for easier reading.


  • Plugin adds a last updated column to the plugins page of the admin.