[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #48850: Plugins Screen: introduce "Automatic updates" column / option

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Tue Feb 4 15:21:26 UTC 2020

#48850: Plugins Screen: introduce "Automatic updates" column / option
 Reporter:  jeherve                  |       Owner:  audrasjb
     Type:  feature request          |      Status:  accepted
 Priority:  normal                   |   Milestone:  5.4
Component:  Plugins                  |     Version:  3.7
 Severity:  normal                   |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch needs-testing  |     Focuses:  administration,
  has-screenshots dev-feedback       |  multisite
  needs-dev-note                     |

Comment (by johnjamesjacoby):

 > the desire to make it easier for users to keep their sites up to date
 have been the driving factors

 Maybe there is a misunderstanding. Allowing users to disable individual
 plugin & theme updates will not help them keep their sites up-to-date more

 > making plugins and themes opt-in by default is not an option

 Why not?

 > Can you clarify this? Do you mean the auto-update discussions that have
 happened recently? Just want to be clear about which agitation you are
 referring to.

 Not recently. When WordPress core originally started auto-updating minor
 releases, a large amount of feedback came in from people wanting a user
 interface toggle to disable them. Instead of being listened to and
 understood, those people were publicly made to feel like they were
 advocating running insecure and out-of-date software. The feature was
 committed without a UI (as it exists today) and
 [https://wordpress.org/plugins/search/disable+updates/ many different
 plugins] were created and approved to provide a UI for it instead.

 > I defer to the design team there.

 Maybe we shouldn't, and instead should be suggesting & submitting other
 design ideas? Is this the correct place to do that?

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/48850#comment:54>
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