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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#678 closed enhancement (worksforme)

One-click plugin updater

Reported by: sambauers Owned by:
Milestone: 1.0 Priority: low
Severity: minor Version:
Component: General - Administration Keywords: plugins api


It would be nice to be able t update plugins with one click in the interface.

Plugins could optionally specify an upgrade URI that pointed to a specially formatted file that announces new releases. The plugin page could check this file and compare to the plugin's current version.

If the upgrade is available then the file can be retrieved, optionally viewed by the admin on screen (for security reasons) and installed. There would have to be checks to make sure the file hasn't been renamed.

This is hairy territory security wise I realise, but I would like some input on that issue.

Failing an actual integration into the core, perhaps we can add some hooks so that this could be produced as a plugin.

Change History (3)

#1 @mdawaffe
14 years ago

There's a guy working on such a thing for WordPress as a Google Summer of Code project.

A fellow Aussie, I believe :)

Please feel free to get in touch. If it works out, I'd love to have that functionality in bbPress Core.

#2 @Null
14 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

There is a plugin for this now.

Also updating plugins is a need idea, but it has some issues. Like some plugins need to update more than the plugin file in the plugins folder...

#3 @sambauers
14 years ago

Plugin developers could fix post-install issues by writing the routines to do a lot of that into their plugins. Also many plugins do not use the available API hooks to modify the templates.

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