It can happen at any time that a plugin that is supported in Toolbar Extras has been abandoned. By “abandoned” can be meant that the author of the plugin has stopped the development, it has been bought, legal reasons, whatever.
If this occurs in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory, these plugins will be closed, and then are no longer downloadable, installable and/or updatable! The same applies to Envato’s CodeCanyon Plugin Marketplace/ Shop.
If you have installed and activated such a given plugin, you are welcome to continue using it for some time. Normally the integration in Toolbar Extras will also continue to work without any problems. Therefore these plugins will be counted as “supported” for now, because the integration of Toolbar Extras still exists.
How to proceed?
However, a plugin that has been abandoned or discontinued will no longer receive any function or security updates. Therefore it is a big security risk and you should – without panic (!) – search for an alternative!
Procedure for Toolbar Extras:
As soon as I get knowledge of – currently supported – but in the meantime abandoned plugins, I will list them in a separate list. From time to time I check the status.
After a “grace period” the support in Toolbar Extras will be removed. Because we don’t want to drag any “dead code” with us. A further maintenance of the support is not possible anyway, because the plugin doesn’t exist anymore.
However, the “grace period” is important because some plugins are only temporarily “switched off” and are available again after a short time. Therefore we wait a few weeks until a decision is made.
As soon as a support/integration is removed from Toolbar Extras, this will be noted in the Plugin Changelog and also in the Knowledge Base on this website here.