WordPress Plugin Updater Beta Test!

Plugin Updater - New Update Button Today I have a little surprise for all of you, I’ve written a new plugin which I find extremely useful, I’ve dubbed it “Plugin Updater”. Not the most imaginative name, I know. Once it’s installed it adds a new button to the plugin update notification bar, shown in the image to the right.

When you click the “Update Now” button it will automatically download the update from WordPress extend and extract it to your plugins directory.

Plugin Updater - Download in progress

Installation instructions:

  1. Upload the folder `plugin-updater` to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory.
  2. CHMOD 777 /wp-content/plugins
  3. CHMOD 777 /wp-content/plugins/plugin-updater/packages
  4. Activate the plugin through the `Plugins` menu in WordPress.

This isn’t an official release, I’ve still got a lot of testing to do so I’m not offering any support.

If you find any bugs it would be greatly appreciated if you let me know.

NOTE: There’s a known conflict issue with my “Flickr Manager” plugin, which I’ve since had to patch, so if you’re experiencing troubles with it not doing anything when you click the “Update Now” button, please redownload Flickr Manager (or deactivate and click “Update Now” for versions earlier than 1.4.01).


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