Force Update Check for Plugins and Themes

Description

Force Update Check for Plugins and Themes forces WordPress to run a theme and plugin update check whenever you visit the WordPress updates page (/wp-admin/update-core.php).

Force Update Check Features:

  • Automatic checks (no need to click the “check again” button)
  • No configurations or settings page
  • Eliminates action for developer or QA
  • Get new features and security patches faster

How it works

By default, WordPress checks for updates approximately every 12 hours. This plugin clears the theme/plugin updates cache and triggers a new update check each time the updates page is visited.

When activated on your site it runs automatically and has no configurations page or settings to worry about. Each time you visit the updates page WordPress will run a new check.

Force Update Check for Plugins and Themes is specifically a plugin and theme check and will not force a WordPress core update check.

Third-party plugins and themes that do not update from the WordPress.org repository may not be cleared by the Force Update Check for Plugins and Themes plugin. If the plugin or theme does not update via the WordPress.org repository, and forcing an update check with this plugin does not work, check with your plugin or theme developer for a force check option.

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Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/force-update-check-for-plugins-and-themes directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress

FAQ

What do I need to do to run update checker?

Just activate the plugin

Is there a “pro” version or ads?

No and no. This free plugin was built with love and shared in hopes others won’t need to reinvent the wheel. It is a tool for our development team that we use regularly and wanted to make it available to other developers, contributors, and users.

Where is the settings and configurations page?

There are no settings to fiddle with. When you activate Force Update Check for Plugins and Themes it overrides the default check setting and forces WordPress to look for an update every time you visit the updates page. Nothing fancy…it just works.

Reviews

August 22, 2021
Love this little plugin. Does exactly as it says it should.
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Contributors & Developers

“Force Update Check for Plugins and Themes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.1, March 9th, 2021
Update tested up to

1.0.0, January 28th, 2021
Initial Release