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[resolved] Automatic updates not working (16 posts)

  1. barnabasnagy
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi,

    I enabled automatic wp, theme and plugin updates but they are not updating. Eg now I have 1-2 plugins that out outdated.

    Could you help?

    Barnabas

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-simple-firewall/

  2. Paul G.
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi Barnabas,

    The question I'd have is when did those updates get released?

  3. Paul G.
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi Barnabas,

    With WordPress 3.8.2, they silently pushed out a significant change to the automatic updates system.

    The data passed to the filters used to manage the automatic updates was changed massively, and it broke this plugin's ability to register itself and other plugins for automatic updates.

    Interestingly, this was never mentioned anywhere except within the source code itself. They're also now collecting statistics on the success/failure of these upgrades.

    Thanks for raising the issue!

  4. barnabasnagy
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi Paul,

    I see. Yes, using the latest WP. - Would you have an ETA for a plugin fix?

    "They're also now collecting statistics on the success/failure of these upgrades." - You mean WP is tracking when there is an upgrade of wp core/theme/plugin?

    Barnabas

  5. Paul G.
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi Barnabas,

    This has already been fixed in the latest release - v2.5.4

    And yes, they were tracking only core upgrades, now they're tracking it all. Interesting eh... ? :)

    Cheers,
    Paul.

  6. barnabasnagy
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    1. I will update WSF and see if it updates outdated plugins.
    2. And what kind of info are they collecting?

  7. barnabasnagy
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    It still doesn't work fully. Eg I had MailPoet update available and the plugin didn't update it automatically.

    What was strange that when I clicked on the top admin bar on the updates icon then I was redirected to the updates page where no updates was seen.

    But on the left side the updates menu was still showing (1). So I clicked on it and ther same page refreshed and then I saw the MailPoet update available.

    Barnabas

  8. Paul G.
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    I can't replicate this at all with the latest version.

    There is also a timing issues sometimes with where WordPress loses it's cache of updates available and if that cache is lost at the point where you "force run" the update, nothing will be updated.

    I've run into all these issues while testing because testing this background/automatic updates feature of WordPress is really tedious.

    You must also be sure not have another plugin that could be affecting automatic updates as well.

    Let me know if it's still not running as you expect...
    Thanks,
    Paul.

  9. barnabasnagy
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I'm using iThemes security and hiding WP generator tag and random WP version is enabled.

    Remove WordPress Generator Meta Tag
    Display Random Version

    Could this be the problem?

    It looks like plugins are updated automatically fine. Only WP is not updating and only on some of my sites.

  10. barnabasnagy
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Some of the plugin updates still not working.

    Eg on some of my sites the WPSF updated itself without problem on others did not. (I have WPSF on all my sites)

    All in one events calendar did not update on one site (I have this plugin on one site only)

  11. Paul G.
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    Is it possible that this is the issue here?

    https://icontrolwp.freshdesk.com/support/articles/178155

    If you were to wait around 24hrs before manually updating the plugins, would it work?

  12. barnabasnagy
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I will try to wait 24hrs

  13. Paul G.
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    I've been testing this with some sites and it's all working fine for me if I wait and let it happen in due course.

  14. barnabasnagy
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Ok, it seems to be working for me as well. Thanks for pointing out the solution.

  15. Paul G.
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    No problem... this WordPress automatic updates thing does cause people a lot of confusion.

  16. barnabasnagy
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I can imagine :)

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