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[resolved] One Click Plugin Updater Doesn't Update cforms (15 posts)

  1. cregenda
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I have just installed this great plugin--but on attempting to automatically upgrade cforms from 7.0 to 7.3, it didn't successfully update it. I got the message: "Plugin activated."

    I'm not sure what the issue is--but I thought it might be helpful to raise the matter for the sake of the plugin author and others.

    Regards,
    David

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/one-click-plugin-updater/

  2. olivers
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    That's correct David. I may change this with v7.5 going forward, until then you'd have to upgrade the 'old fashioned way'.

  3. cregenda
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for letting me know, olivers. I am guessing that this is an exceptional case?

  4. olivers
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Not sure what you mean by exceptional case.

  5. cregenda
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yes, sorry that was ambiguous. What I mean is: is cforms one of the few (or many) plugins that don't get updated via "One Click Plugin Updater"?

    BTW--I only realised yesterday that you must be Oliver Seidel. Thank you so much for the fantastic plugin. It is one of the best I've ever come across. On a par with PodPress in excellence.

    Cheers,
    David

  6. olivers
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for the kind feedback!

    The reason it's not yet 'One Click Plugin Updater' friendly is because of the packaging, which I'm aiming to change for the benefit of becoming compatible.

    Although looking at the download stats of 'One Click Plugin Updater' it doesn't look like a lot of people are using it. Maybe it's my paranoid self about installing new software blindly, but I never liked the idea of one-click-upgrades.

    But that of course won't stop me from repacking cforms, the only problem is the inflexibility of the WordPress.org plugin repository. You can't yourself determine the root dir of the package and it is now set to /cforms/. Even if I made it 'One Click Plugin Updater' compatible it wouldn't be a clean upgrade because it'd create another directory next to your existing /contactforms/ dir. (I hope I made sense...)

    So while I'm waiting on WordPress.org's answer it'll have to remain incompatible.

  7. cregenda
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Oh that sounds a bit lame on WordPress.org's part. Anyway, I hope you get it sorted out with the WP folk.

    Perhaps I'm just talking from a non-techie perspective--but isn't the "One Click" process pretty simple? Isn't it just: download, extract and replace essentially? If that's the case, I imagine that there shouldn't really be anything to be paranoid over?

    Anyway! :)

    Cheers,
    David

  8. olivers
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    In theory yes. But before I install a plugin on our blog I do look at the code, only briefly but I do look at it and prefer to do the install or update manually - at least I feel I have more control over the process then.
    Perhaps an old habit of mine ;-) (and those die hard)

  9. cregenda
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I may change this with v7.5 going forward, until then you'd have to upgrade the 'old fashioned way'.

    Hi Oliver,

    I see you've upgraded to 7.5--but that one click doesn't update it automatically yet. Tried it on two of my sites from 7.4 > 7.5 and 7.3 to 7.5 and both didn't work.

    Please don't feel pressured to get it working with One Click if you don't deem it feasible. cforms is so excellent that it is one plugin that I will gladly manually upgrade!!

  10. olivers
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I know, and I certainly don't want to sound like a broken record, but I'm still waiting on a response from WP.org like probably many other users, too ;-)

    Until they haven't fixed it, or allow plugin developers to change the root dir (see above) of the zip themselves, cforms will remain to be incompatible.

  11. olivers
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Of course I meant to say: "Until they have fixed it.."

  12. cregenda
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for letting us know, Oliver.

    Have a great day!

    Regards,
    David

  13. dylanwet
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi Oliver,

    I have several websites but I am not very technical - I use dreamweaver. Someone recommended your "Script Generated By cforms v7.3 [Oliver Seidel | http://www.deliciousdays.com"

    What is the non-technical explanation of what this provides a website owner?

    Thank you very much in advance.

    Kind Regards,
    Dylan

  14. olivers
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi Dylan, I would say:

    cforms is a highly customizable, flexible and powerful contact form plugin, covering a variety of use cases and features from attachments to multi form management, you can even have multiple forms on the same page!

    You can find more info and examples of use cases here:
    cformsII plugin

  15. olivers
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Good news on the onclick-installer front:

    With v8x cforms will be support one click updates!

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