[wp-hackers] Automatic Plugin Updater

Dave Grijalva grijalva at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 23:57:24 GMT 2006

Yeah.  I think I'll write it as a plugin and look into core integration once
its stable and tested.  For users without write permissions on the plugins
folder, I can at least allow them to see when there's updates and perhaps
even download them right from there.


On 2/17/06, Andy Skelton <skeltoac at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/17/06, Dave Grijalva <grijalva at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm working on a plugin to make it easy to upgrade installed plugins to
> > their latest versions.  It will operate similarly to the FireFox
> extension
> > update system.  I'm wondering if maybe this should be part of the core
> > instead of a plugin.  Any thoughts?
> We've learned from the uploading and caching functions just how tricky
> it can be to make directories and write files on some setups. Remember
> that most people don't leave their plugins directory writable by the
> server. Hunt down the people who had the worst troubles (see trac and
> the wp-hackers and wp-testers archives) and ask them to test for you.
> In the interest of making your work viable as a core feature, take
> very good care with security and making it work on as many platforms
> as possible.
> Andy
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