Extensions monitoring

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straetch
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Extensions monitoring

Post by straetch » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:44 pm

Over the years I installed many extensions on my website for some reason.
I plan to switch to J4 and I consider it time to do a cleanup.
Unfortunately I cannot see which extensions, particularly plug-ins, are actually used.
Is there a way to monitor which extensions are actually used, e.g. something simple as a counter of the usage of every used extension.
The idea is: If a counter stays at zero for, say a month, I can safely(?) uninstall the extension.

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Re: Extensions monitoring

Post by mjparadac » Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:45 pm

An extension with that requirement does not exist in the Joomla extensions directory.
You could do it manually, because some extensions may or may not be compatible with Joomla 4.
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Re: Extensions monitoring

Post by straetch » Sat Aug 06, 2022 7:05 am

That is exactly the point. I have some 160 plugins. Many are there for obvious reasons, others are less obvious. Manual verification is tedious: I cannot experiment on my live site. On my test site there is too little traffic to make a conclusion. I did a number of failed test migrations to J4, but rollback to J3 can only be done through a backup restore.
The date in 'Extensions: Manage' does not help. E.g. the Date for 'Content - Page navigation' is Januari 2006. This is a Joomla project plug-in, so it should be ok. Just to illustrate.
Ok, I will find a way.
Could extensions monitoring be a good idea for a future core function?

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Re: Extensions monitoring

Post by Webdongle » Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:11 am

Perhaps it would be quicker to rebuild the site from scratch?
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
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