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    (@tannerchung)


    Is there a way to allow only specific user roles to update specific plugins or themes?

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  • Plugin Contributor Venkat Raj

    (@webulous)

    Hi @tannerchung,

    I’m afraid there is no such fine grained control. At the moment all admin role users can access plugins settings. You can exclude some, if you want to using Advanced tab settings. But once a user has access to plugin settings, then he is able to set automatic update options for all plugins and themes.

    Can you please explain the use cases of such feature? We may consider adding it.

    Tanner

    (@tannerchung)

    Thanks for requesting a use case! Whenever I create a client site, I leverage whatever professional plugins I can to automate the management and support processes, however, I think it is distracting and unnecessary for clients to see these plugins.

    I currently use another plugin to manage the visibility of the plugins on the plugins pages and their respective menus, however, the Updates page still displays these plugins if they ever need updating. I’d like to be able to hide those same plugins in the Updates page but allow the client to update certain plugins that I trust.

    The way I manage this is that I create a separate User Role for myself that has access to everything, but create an Admin role (rather than Administrator) that has certain limitation.

    Since the test cases to understand how Easy Updates Manager works don’t happen until they happen, I have another tangential question – how do I prevent major WordPress updates from showing up in the Updates page but allow minor WordPress updates to show up. Similarly, how do I prevent major update email notifications but allow minor update email notifications (or automatic update email notifications)?

    If an update has already been released and the email notification sent, if I turn on Easy Updates Manager auto update feature, will it then automatically update to the newest release or will have I have to wait for the next release for it to auto update?

    Plugin Contributor Venkat Raj

    (@webulous)

    Hi @tannerchung,

    Thanks for the explanation, I’ll add this to feature request list. Actual implementation depends on management decision.

    Again, there is no option to prevent WP updates to show up in updates page unless you disable core update itself.

    Regarding email notification, this is send only after the automatic update has happened. It is not about available updates.

    Tanner

    (@tannerchung)

    I had a situation where a user listed as the site admin was sent an available
    Update email. Are you referring available plugin updates or some other situation?

    Thanks for considering and hope to see it implemented at one point.

    Plugin Contributor Venkat Raj

    (@webulous)

    I’m referring to Core Notification E-mails setting in our plugin. May be you had some other plugin such as https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-updates-notifier/ to get email notification about available updates?

    Tanner

    (@tannerchung)

    Oh no unless in wrong here the wordpress applications sends out its own available update and automatic update emails.

    Plugin Contributor Venkat Raj

    (@webulous)

    AFAIK,

    Howdy! Your site at http://xxxxxx.xx has been updated automatically to WordPress 4.9.8.

    No further action is needed on your part. For more on version 4.9.8, see the About WordPress screen:
    http://xxxxxx.xx/wp-admin/about.php

    If you experience any issues or need support, the volunteers in the WordPress.org support forums may be able to help.

    Support Forums

    You also have some plugins or themes with updates available. Update them now:

    The WordPress Team

    This email informs about available updates, but it is sent after core update has happened. Can you please post the update notification email you are receiving? Thanks!

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    Tanner

    (@tannerchung)

    You know what, it must be the nag that my clients saw and not an email so we’re good there.

    Is there a way to prevent the new updates count from showing up in the admin menu right by Plugins?

    Plugin Contributor Venkat Raj

    (@webulous)

    No, unless you disabled updates itself. In that case WP and Easy Updates Manager stops checking for updates, so no nag will be there.

    If you enable auto update, it updates every 12 hours and nags won’t be there most of the time. Of course, if the user busy with their site and adding content daily, multiple times daily, then they will see the nag.

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