[wp-hackers] Update of own plugin

Simon Blackbourn piemanek at gmail.com
Sun May 1 12:33:42 UTC 2011

> The WordPress inbuilt Plugin upgrade functionality requires the plugin to
> be
> hosted on WordPress.org: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/about/
> No plugin headers (such as Update Server) are taken into account, Your
> plugin may add update checking functionality in itself if you wish, You'll
> have to write a API server for your plugin and filter the plugin update
> transients to add the results of the transient if you wish. I know some
> people have implemented this, I'm not aware of a published article on it
> however.
There are very detailed instructions on how to make your own plugin
repository and set up the version checking and upgrade functionality in
Chapter 9 of the "Professional WordPress Plugin Development" book (

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