With Gravity Forms, a plugin I’ll probably be talking a lot about in the coming weeks, months and maybe even years, coming closer to being released, the team at Rocket Genius have released a plugin to test if your hosting environment will support the plugin.
Gravity Forms requires WordPress 2.8+, MySQL 5+ and PHP 5+ in order to function.
With the complexity of Gravity Forms, and its fairly strict requirements, this is of no big surprise to me. What is surprising is that they took the time to develop a test system. Is this just the tip of the iceberg with regards to the future of WordPress plugin systems?
If complex plugins like this are the future for WordPress, then I don’t see any way around this. I have a feeling that this type of functionality will be built into many plugins going forward, but having a separate plugin for Premium plugins makes sense.
Maybe a test library should be created so that we can have one plugin that manages the requirements testing for all complex plugins. Something to think about…
Check out the Gravity Forms Requirement Check plugin on the WordPress Plugin Directory.
UPDATE: It has been removed, mysteriously, from the Plugin Directory.
You can download it from Gravity Forms itself now.