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AUX provides an XML-RPC function for running the built in WordPress auto-upgrade using XML-RPC.

The XML-RPC method to call : aux.autoUpgradeWP

Parameters to pass:

  • site username
  • site password
  • WordPress version to upgrade to
  • Locale of site (default: en_US)

XML-RPC must be enabled on your WordPres site. (Dashboard > Settings > Writing > Remote Publishing)

See for an example of using node.js to auto-upgrade multiple WordPress sites using AUX plugin.


User the built in plugin installer and upgrade. To install manually, follow these steps:

  1. Upload aux.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


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  • First Release


  • Readme copy changes
  • corrected version mismatch