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Plugin: Update Manager (7 posts)

  1. mutube
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    *** DISCLAIMER: VERY BETA ***

    Update Manager is a new plugin-management-plugin to help keep your WordPress installation up to date.

    Update Manager checks the details of your installed plugins against the latest versions listed on WP-Plugins.net (the largest WordPress plugin library). If it finds a newer version is available it alerts you and provides a link to the wp-plugins page for download & instructions.

    Download v1.0 Here

    All feedback, suggestions & grand ideas welcome, on my site or here in the forums.

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    interesting premise.. unfortunately its a safe assumption that plugin writers dont go back and update their versions on wp-plugins.net (I might be wrong though). I can say with all honestly, that I dont.

    Given that, it might be semi-useful, atleast for those plugins that ppl do take the time to update over there. I tend to only announce changes here, since logging in to so many sites just to announce a small change is tedious and a drag.

  3. mutube
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Fair point, although personally I've always kept wp-plugins up to date in preference to posting on these forums. One very good reason for doing that is that plugin data from the site is heavily syndicated. It's also used as a basis for a few plugin-review sites that I've seen.

    I'm pulling these numbers out of my behind, but generally speaking posting / updating a plugin on wp-plugins.net results in an increase of >100 visitors & downloads.

    Unfortunately the wp-plugins site itself doesn't seem to be very actively maintained. I'd rather there was some DB connected more intimately with wordpress.org itself but until that happens I'll make do with what there is!

  4. mutube
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Updated v1.2 Now Available

    After a quick bug fix to sort some initial issues picked up by people, version 1.1 is now available for download. In hindsight being "Very Beta" it doesn't make sense to start at 1.0, but it was late & there's not a lot I can do about that now. Version 2.0 will be the one to watch. Probably.

    Download v1.2 Here

    More information available on the project's pages.

  5. mutube
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

  6. mutube
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

  7. mutube
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Download v1.5 Here

    More information available on the project's pages.

    The release fixes some of the connection bugs present in earlier versions, provides debugging information when things go wrong & features a few other small improvements to the internals.

    Almost ready for an official/stable release.
    Give it a go & let's hear the feedback!

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