Advanced Automatic Updates
[resolved] Non wordpress.org hosted (or premium) updates (4 posts)

  1. TCBarrett
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Some themes and plugins are hosted elsewhere and have updating set up for their own servers. Are you considering catering for these?


  2. Gary Pendergast
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I won't be adding code to handle specific external themes or plugins.

    These themes and plugins can hook into the normal WordPress update functions - if they do that, Automatic Updater will pick that up and update them.

    Alternatively, Automatic Updater has the filters auto_updater_plugin_updates and auto_updater_theme_updates - both of these provide an array of the plugins/themes to be updated - a premium theme or plugin would just need to add their own element to the array when an update is available, to be included in the update process.

  3. Jason Pelker
    Posted 3 years ago #

    What about an option menu listing each plugin with a checkbox allowing an update opt-out?

    Otherwise, third-party updates trigger failed update attempt after failed update attempt, spiking the site's RAM and sending dozens of emails to the admin.

    As a bonus, this option menu would also prevent accidental updates of customized themes and plugins.

  4. Gary Pendergast
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I don't actually own any non-W.org plugins, so I can't test this particularly well. If you could put me in contact with a premium plugin provider who'd be happy to help me test, I can see if I can make this a bit more friendly. Best to email me at gary@pento.net.

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