Publishing Known Incompatibilities

Hey guys, great job with the makeover (as with everything you do here). I just wanted to suggest a new “feature” for this site.

I see a lot of threads from people requesting support to resolve issues they are having with plugins. Often, those issues are due to plugin conflicts. However, these conflicts aren’t published in the place someone is most likely to see them before installing a plugin–on the plugin download page.

Just as you have a “Compatibility” section that indicates the major “environments (???)” in which the plugin can run (Multisite, BuddyPress, etc.), you could add an “Incompatibility” section that keeps a running list of known conflicts. That way, if someone is using Plugin A and is about to download Plugin B, they can see immediately that other users have reported problems running the two plugins on the same install. Usually, we don’t learn this until after we’ve broken something and are searching the forums for answers (or worse, creating new threads for issues that have already been addressed). You could even link the names of the incompatible plugins to threads describing the problem and any potential solutions/workarounds.

Seems like the type of thing that would make life easier for your customers and your support staff.

Thanks for your consideration and keep up the good work!