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Update Alerts


Update Alerts allows you to configure various methods of receiving Core, Plugin, and Theme update notifications. It is very important to stay on top of updates for various security and stability reasons. With Update Alerts you can automate the process of starting and tracking updates. Simply be alerted via email, or create a complex flow that will start the ticketing process to keep track of updates and their progress.

  • Microsoft Flow can directly create an Atlassian Jira Ticket
  • IFTTT and Zapier can create Trello task cards
  • Create complex flows with any service to assist you in your wordpress environment health
  • Update Alerts works in either single site or multi-site implementations.


  • Create a Flow with an HTTP Request starting point. After it's configured you will copy the endpoint and paste under Flow Alerts.

  • View Services in IFTTT, find Webhooks and click documentation. This screen will provide the endpoint that you need for IFTTT Alerts. Be sure to change event_type before copying.

  • Find your Zap on your Zapier dashboard. Under the Catch Webhook trigger you will find View Webhook. Copy the endpoint and paste under Zapier Alerts.


Activate plugin. Under the settings tab configure plugin how to operate. This could be providing emails, webhook enpoints, or both.


Installation Instructions

Activate plugin. Under the settings tab configure plugin how to operate. This could be providing emails, webhook enpoints, or both.

How will I be alerted?

You can configure emails to be sent out to specified addresses. Create Microsoft Flow, IFTTT, Zapier Webhooks that will kick off your predefined actions.


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  • Won’t update Database unless at least one setting is set. This prevents the case where activating plugin for the first time won’t send out current update alerts
  • Make sure to fully clean up on plugin deletion.


  • Add basic HTTP Authentication credential settings.


  • Settings page cleanup
  • Setup screenshots for various integrations


  • Added IFTTT support
  • Added Zapier support
  • Bug Fixes


  • Added Microsoft Flow support


  • Initial version