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wp-dbmanager is showing as an upgrade for wp-postViews Widget (22 posts)

  1. Geezerjim
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Checking my plugins today I saw the notification, "There is a new version of WP-PostViews Widget available. Download version 2.20 here or upgrade automatically."

    When I clicked on upgrade automatically it said that the upgrade was successful, but both the widget and the base plugin had disappeared.

    When I reinstalled 1.2 the message reappeared so I clicked on the "Download version 2.20 here" link I was brought to the wp-dbmanager page.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-dbmanager/

  2. goto
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I had similar case. In my case it said that upgrade was not successful and there was error in DBManager plugin, and then both plugin WP-PostViews and widget had been removed.

  3. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi,

    All current versions of my plugins will not work with the automatic upgrade. The newer ones, *.30 will be release on 1st June 2008 and it will work then.

    DBManager 2.20 has been around since October 2007. It probably a glitch with WordPress Plugins System

  4. cerbero
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i've the same problem but with wp-downloadmanager widget, and if i download it delete the folder for downloadmanager and replace the file for wp-dbmanager.

  5. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The reason why it will not work is because of the path as the plugin path for the current version is /dbmanager/ and not /wp-dbmanager/. But I have since fixed it for the new version to be /wp-dbmanager/

  6. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

  7. alternateroute
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The main gist of this post is as the original title states, wp-dbmanager is showing as an upgrade for wp-postViews Widget. This is a separate issue to the automatic upgrades.
    wp=dbmanager is also showing as an upgrade for wp-PostRatings widget.
    The current version of wp-postrating widget is 1.20, however in the plugins list it says there is a new version (2.20)available. When you click on the link "download version 2.20 here", it takes you to the wp-dbmanager page. (This is even if you don't choose automatic upgrade).
    I don't know how the system works that lets a plugin know when there is a new version available, but both wp-postratings widget and wp-postviews widget seem to think that they are actually wp-dbmanager.

  8. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Are you all on WP 2.3.* or WP 2.5?

  9. france1972
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have the same issue but with postrating....my WordPress version is 2.3.3
    At this point i would suggest the developer to take into consideration that this is not a glitch at all. too many people are reporting the same issue! I hope it will be able to solve the issue asap!

  10. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I did not update my plugin since October 2007 (I only update the trunk). So if there should not be any update at all.

    This issue has already been address in the latest version of my plugins and most of it will not work with WP 2.3.3 as WP 2.3.3 is going to get phrased out.

    If you are using/going to upgrade to WP 2.5, you can download the plugin here, http://lesterchan.net/wordpress/2008/03/30/my-plugins-compatibility-with-wordpress-25/

  11. alternateroute
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have noticed in other forums that people are getting the same problem with other plugins (ie saying there is an update when there isn't ) so maybe it is a wider (ie WordPress) problem, and not neccessarily related to your plugins.
    I only use the postratings widget in my blog running on 2.5 (where the problem is), I haven't tested to see if it is the same with 2.3.3

  12. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @alternateroute Did it show any updates to the plugin?

  13. deuced
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi, i wanted to report the same problem. I ve seen in my CP that Postviews had a new version and clicked the automatic upgrade. After upgrade the plugin dissapeared.
    Then i went and download the plugin again and activate it manually. As i clearly see now it says "There is a new version of WP-PostViews Widget available. Download version 2.20 here or upgrade automatically." but ONLY for the Postviews widget.
    But the link leads to WP-dbmanager instead of WP-Postviews.

    Not a big deal, the plugin works perfectly in WP 2.5 but a novice user may gets frustrated.

    Thx

    Here 's also a screenshot that may help you, see the link on the status bar.

  14. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    @deuced thanks for the screenshot. Let see when I release updates for my plugins in June will fix this issue. Thanks for the screenshot once again.

  15. teft
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    also shows automatic wp-downloads widget update to wp-dbmanager 2.20 but everything else works fine ;)

  16. Scott Grayban
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Why are you waiting till June to fix this?

    The bug is now not in the future. Frankly you should be fixing this instead of waiting for more people to have these issues.

    I am at a point now to just delete your plugins until you decide to fix them. I have users that are constantly trying to update your plugins only to cause more trouble then it's worth.

  17. strangelyperfect
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The same behaviour is exhibiting for me.
    The first notice in this chain about the problem was two weeks ago and really, it should be fixed or pulled now because it seems a bit odd saying it'll be fixed in June.
    However, it may not all be the author's fault as I had the same thing happen to an Alex King "Category Overload" plugin that gave me his "404 Notifier" instead in the WP2.5 plugin upgrade screen. This was two weeks ago as well, although I haven't checked if it has been fixed as I just pulled it at the time. I was only trying stuff.

    On a personal note, I'd like to thank all the plugin authors for their hard work and it shames us all to severely criticise them for work that they are doing for little or no reward. I'm sure they are doing their best. The software IS open-source so anyone can have a go at fixing the problems. I'm just sorry I don't have more skills...!

  18. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    sgrayban: because I have exams to study for, just in case you do not know, it requires A LOT of time and effort needed to plan, release and coordinate all my plugins even though I am working on this full time during my holidays in end May.
    strangelyperfect: Thanks for the comments =)

  19. fanSte
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i have it with WP-PostRatings too.

  20. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    fanSte: According to strangelyperfect, it maybe due to plugins released by the same plugin author that is messed up rather than the plugins itself. I will see if the 1st june release of the plugin will solve it.

  21. dreamyguy
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Good to know the upgrade automatically will be fixed GamerZ, here one get an idea of how popular your plugins are :)

    I'm using 2.5 and I have never upgraded any plugin automatically. I think I'll wait until all the plugins I'm using are released on 2009 or something, so the authors can take their time to understand better how this feature works and use it correctly...

    Your plugins rock, by the way!

    Cheers

  22. Lester Chan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    dreamyguy: thank you so much for the understanding, I really appreciated it =) Cheers to you man =)

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