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WPtouch stuck in version 1.9.42, won't update (8 posts)

  1. ymf
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I regularly and dutifully update plugins on my site at least biweekly. Today I noticed that WPtouch stuck in version 1.9.42 (which is 4-5 versions behind) and won't even notify me in the admin panel that there is a new version 1.9.6 available.

    How do I update now while preserving all existing WPtouch setups? Is it safe to manually install as if it's a "new" install rather than "update"?

    Thanks!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/

  2. BraveNewCode Inc.
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    How do I update now while preserving all existing WPtouch setups? Is it safe to manually install as if it's a "new" install rather than "update"?

    Yes, you can manually install it as new and your settings should be preserved.

    You're welcome.

  3. ymf
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks, the uninstall of obsolete 1.9.42 followed by fresh install of current version 1.9.6 worked and preserved all my existing setups.

    Now, look at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/stats/ : the stats page shows that only 3.1% of the total install base have the current 1.9.6, vs. 17.6% having the obsolete 1.9.42. I *guess* other users are also stuck in version 1.9.42, because WP admin panel probably "thinks" that since 1.9.6 < 1.9.42, then 1.9.6 must be older than 1.9.42.

    Try to change the version labeling scheme: rename the current version 1.9.6 to 1.9.60. My $.02.

  4. kitchin
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Please change this to 1.9.60.

  5. Options Trading Guy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeh, I'm stuck in the 40s too.

  6. BlogKing2
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    me too

  7. BlogKing2
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    even your web site still refers to 1.9.42 in last post.
    How are we even supposed to know?

    Now that I do I am doing the install, reinstall new method.

  8. ymf
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    LOL! Just discovered that BraveNewCode's version-numbering approach is cyclic or spiral, rather than monotonic/linear. The changelog page wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/changelog sports two(!) releases labeled "Version 1.9.5", and two(!) releases labeled "Version 1.9.6".

    Offtopic:

    "Although progress is often associated with the Western notion of monotonic change in a straight, linear fashion, alternative conceptions exist, such as the cyclic theory of eternal return, or the "spiral-shaped" dialectic progress of Hegel, Marx, et al" ( wikipedia.org/wiki/Progress_(history) )

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