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Background Update Tester

Most sites are able to apply updates in the background. Background Update Tester checks your site for compatibility and explains any problems.

11 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Does what it says on the tin !
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Does what it says on the tin !

5 stars
Says I'm good to go, but updating fails
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The plugin reported that I could do background uodates.

So I gave it a whirl it reported that it was downloading and then I got
Download failed.: Failed to write request temporary file.

Back to manual updates for me.

5 stars
Gets as far as "Unpacking the packageā€¦" and stops
By , for WP 3.8.3

Tried to install conventionally, it asked for FTP credentials.
So I downloaded and tried to install via Zip file upload, same thing.
Went ahead and entered FTP credentials, it started installing then stopped.

My php.log shows the following:

[23-Apr-2014 11:38:48 UTC] PHP Warning: array_keys() expects parameter 1 to be array, boolean given in /www/zendsvr/htdocs/news/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader.php on line 209
[23-Apr-2014 11:38:48 UTC] PHP Warning: An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with WordPress.org or this server’s configuration. If you continue to have problems, please try the support forums. (WordPress could not establish a secure connection to WordPress.org. Please contact your server administrator.) in /www/zendsvr/htdocs/news/wp-includes/update.php on line 120

Plugins DO normally update, however we get a white screen afterwards.
I was hoping this would help, but unless I can actually install it...

1 star
Good idea but inaffidabile!
By , for WP 3.8

Good "idea" but the results of "tests" are absolutely inaffidabile IMHO :)

5 stars
Great extension
By , for WP 3.7.1

Told me I needed to activate OpenSSL, I activated OpenSSL. Done and dusted

5 stars
By ,

Yes, the plugin 1.1 version works perfect! Thanks.

5 stars
Does exactly what it needs to do
By , for WP 3.7.1

It does exactly what it needs to do. Nothing more, nothing less. Perfect for checking compatibility. If anyone happens to be confused at all, we have an article on it as well:

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5 stars
It's OK
By , for WP 3.7.1

I don't find anything wrong...

5 stars
Works fine
By , for WP 3.7.1

I wanted to know if our sites support background updates and the plugin gave me the scoop.

2 stars
Inconsistent with core - confused
By , for WP 3.7

about.php and update-core.php tells me that my site will receive updates automatically. This plugin, however, tells me it won't. I says, on condition 4, "Couldn#8217;t retrieve a list of the checksums for WordPress 3.7. This could mean that connections are failing to WordPress.org."

I have never had problems connecting to wordpress.org. So what to believe?

PHP 5.4, IIS7

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