Support » Plugin: Companion Auto Update » Problems with the Update method in the new update log?

  • Plugin Author Papin Schipper


    We’re introducing a new way of getting update information in the update log. The first thing that we’ve introduced this way is getting the update method for plugins (Automatic or Manual).

    It’s a big change and there will likely be problems with this not working, so if you’re experiencing any problems please report them here (and don’t start a new thread), this way we’ll have easier access to all the problems and can work on fixing them easier.

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  • Hi Papin,
    My update notice just said that my child theme was automatically updated(!), but I confirmed that actually Genesis, the parent theme, did just have an update.

    Certainly not a big problem, but it might be confusing or slightly disturbing to some users.

    Cheers, Dave

    Plugin Author Papin Schipper


    @flamenco that does sound like it could cause confusion. I’ll have a look at it, thanks!

    Hi Papin,
    On another subject, I am seeing this in the Update Log on a couple sites:

    Warning: strtotime() expects parameter 2 to be int, string given in

    /wp-content/plugins/companion-auto-update/cau_functions.php on line 781

    Plugin Author Papin Schipper


    @flamenco yes, I’m aware of this issue and I’ve patched these errors for the next release. In the meantime they shouldn’t cause any real issues as they are just warnings.

    I have a site with 17 plugins and 3 themes. Been using the CAU plugin for quite some time. All software components have been set to “auto update.” However, under the “Update method” column, 10 plugins show as “Manual”, one shows as “Automatic,” the three themes have a hyphen, and the rest are blank.

    I just updated this site to WP 5.5 before looking at this log.

    Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.

    Just installed CAU in a new site. Receiving the following in the “Update log” screen:

    Warning: strtotime() expects parameter 2 to be integer, string given in /home/margar57/public_html/wp-content/plugins/companion-auto-update/cau_functions.php on line 781

    Site is running WP v5.5.

    Plugin Author Papin Schipper


    @rvconnelly Hi,

    Yes themes still show a hyphen for now, the next update will fix this. We’ll look into why some are shown as manual when they were not.

    Regarding the errors, these are fixed in the next update. They won’t cause any real problems in the meantime 🙂

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