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Introducing WordPress version check (9 posts)

  1. Checks an XML-RPC webservice for update news displaying a message at the top of every page in the wordpress admin user-interface.
    The plugin will check for an update to the message every 15 mins with an additional check being kicked off if the installed wordpress version changes so as to give instant feedback on upgrades.

    More information and a download can be found here

    westi

  2. angsuman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Out of curiosity. Why not simply use the Dashboard(with its tons of feeds) for it?

  3. masquerade
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    the dashboard has no hooks, and most people dont look at the devblog feed after their first week with it anyways

  4. @angusman:My main reason for not using the dashboard is that I wanted the message to be visible at all times when you are in the admin ui. So that if you just popped in for whatever reason - editing a post for example you get the message that an upgrade is available/recommend

    westi

  5. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks, westi - going to give this a looksee shortly, sounds good to me!

    I won't bother with all the crap on the dashboard, fyi - it's all a bunch of junk I don't care about, and an un-stripped dashboard takes FOREVER to load....

    [Added: installed in all my blogs, tweaked the css for placement and to put a white background behind the text, since I use a different wp-admin.css file.... seems to be working fine at this point, we'll see how it does when there's an update! Thanks again....]

  6. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yup - works exactly as advertised.... y'know what would make it even more valuable? If it checked to see if you were logged in as admin, and then flashed the upgrade statement on the main blog page (that is, only the admin would see the upgrade notice....)

  7. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    Suggestion: it may feel less intrusive if it only displayed a message when an upgrade was available (and for us helpers, when running an unsupported version).

  8. @Kafkaesqui: Point taken - at present the paradigm I chose was to always display a message to show that the plugin was indeed working. I will look at adding options in the next release to configure when it displays.

    @vkaryl:I will consider adding stuff to be displayed on the main blog page but I'm not sure it will be enabled by default if I do - another one for the options page I suppose!

    westi

  9. WordPress Version Check v0.80 is now available. Upgrade is recommended especially if you are using the Tiger Admin UI as you will now be able to see the plugin’s messages much easier. The changes for the Tiger Admin UI have been tested with v1.3 of the Tiger Admin UI plugin.

    For more info and an updated download please follow the link above.

    westi

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