[wp-hackers] wp-filesystem

Jacob Santos wordpress at santosj.name
Mon Mar 3 14:14:25 GMT 2008

spencerp wrote:
> Jacob Santos wrote:
>> I'll say, that since I haven't been able to get it to work and don't 
>> have enough time to pinpoint where the problem is that you should 
>> probably try it and give feedback on what is occurring. It is 
>> fascinating, but I feel that others won't be able to get it to work 
>> either.
> Ah, well...currently all my plugins are up-to-date AFAIK. I've been 
> checking the Plugin page lately, and nothing is letting me know of 
> out-dated plugins and such. I could try some things out soon though, 
> most likely one of these upcoming evenings after work.
>> As to answer your question for configuration, you don't do it after, 
>> you enter the information and it takes it and tries to download and 
>> copy the files. It doesn't save the information because of security 
>> (might be wrong). It only supports FTP technology, which shouldn't 
>> pose any problem to those who use Subversion (my problem is most 
>> likely permissions and/or extension, etc).
> Ahh, okay. I'm following you now. Thanks Jacob. =)
>> As for configuring before an installation, that doesn't sound like 
>> something that makes sense when upgrading plugins, you should have 
>> plugins already at the latest when you have a new installation. 
> That's true.
>> How it works:
>> It works when the plugin page finds that your plugin is out of date, 
>> it will provide a link to let you download the plugin automatically.
>> Once you click this link, you provide FTP information to your server.
>> It will then retrieve the plugin download, upload it to your server 
>> and replace it with the old plugin.
> Thanks for the short and sweet description of how it works. =) So 
> basically, instead of having that older method (where that yellow-ish 
> banner like thing is showing under a specific out-dated plugin) of 
> letting you know if a plugin is out-dated, it will give a link for you 
> to click and enter FTP informations and then technically auto-update 
> itself using FTP or whatever right?

Yeah. You're right. I like that there are other methods, so if your host 
is using suPHP, that you might not even need to use FTP. So, the system 
is pretty sweet.

> Also, are specific folders going to need a specific CHMOD setting 
> prior to doing this FTP-ing? Like, ROOT/ 777 or 755, wp-content/ 777 
> or 755 or whatever? I don't mind doing the chmod thing, if it's only a 
> temporary thing. Just wondering if this is going to need chmod similar 
> to when ya upload images via the Write Post page... I had to chmod the 
> wp-content/uploads/ folder(s) 777 I think it was, in order for it to 
> work. But to me, leaving 777 chmod on folders is a baaaad thing to 
> do... So I basically stopped uploading images via the Write Post 
> section and rechmod the folders 755/ text files 644.

I think DD32 can probably answer your question better. If you are having 
to change to 777, then your host probably isn't using suPHP. FTP should 
be signed in as the user that made the files, so 755 should work. Other 
than that, it appears you know what you are doing.

>> In theory, it should work. I'm a little biased because I can't get it 
>> to work.
> I'll have to try and test this out sometime this week. Probably the 
> beginning of the week, after work some time. End of the week is going 
> to be really really busy for me...

The more people that test it out and provide feedback to DD32 and the 
core team, the better the feature will be regardless of the method used. 
I really, really like the feature and I suspect many others will also.


Jacob Santos

http://www.santosj.name - blog
http://funcdoc.wordpress.com - WordPress Documentation Blog/Guide Licensed under GPLv2

Also known as darkdragon and santosj on WP trac.

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