Help testing WordPress Auto-updates Feature Plugin – version 0.4 🌹

WordPress Auto-updates feature pluginFeature Plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins. aims to provide automatic updates for plugins and themes feature as an opt-in feature.

The development takes place on this GitHub repository.

WordPress developers are welcome to contribute to this project by testing the feature plugin. Our goal is to ship the feature in WordPress 5.5.

We are particularly looking for design, copy or accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) review, as well as UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing./UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. feedback.

Websites owners testing

If you want to contribute to this feature by testing the betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, please install the feature plugin:

Plugins screen

Then, you are invited to navigate to the WP-Admin Plugins screen. The following actions are available for websites administrators:

  • Set up auto-updates on a plugin-by-plugin basis. Use the last column of the list table to se up plugins auto-updates.
  • FilterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. plugins that are set up for auto-updates or not. Use the filters available on the top of the screen to filter plugins.
  • Bulk Edit. Using the first column’s checkboxes, bulk enable or disable plugins autoupdates.

Themes screen

Then, you can go through the WP-Admin Themes screen:

  • Set up auto-updates on a theme-by-theme basis. Open the theme modal and enable auto-updates for the selected theme.

Updates screen

Once you have tested the above features, please navigate to Dashboard > Updates admin screen. If you previously enabled auto-updates on some plugins or themes and if they are still not updated, the next scheduled update will appear.

Email notifications

Once a plugin or a theme is automatically updated, you’ll receive an email notification. Example:

MultisiteMultisite Multisite is a WordPress feature which allows users to create a network of sites on a single WordPress installation. Available since WordPress version 3.0, Multisite is a continuation of WPMU or WordPress Multiuser project. WordPress MultiUser project was discontinued and its features were included into WordPress core.https://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network. installations

This plugin aims to support multisite installations. It pretty the same, except concerning Themes updates, because the themes screen is slightly different for multisites. Please test everything works properly.

Themes screen on multisite:

Plugins authors

Please report any compatibility issue.

We are particularly interested by feedback from plugins that already handle themes and plugins automatic updates.


Please share your thoughts by commenting this Post or on the GitHub repository.

All contributions will be properly credited.

Thanks! ♥️

#auto-updates, #feature-plugin, #wp-auto-updates

Shiny Updates Review

Dear Flow PatrolFlow patrol Flow patrol is the regular exercise and monitoring of important flows. Issues found while on flow patrol are kibbled and ticketed. Continuous flow patrol encourages use of our own software and increases awareness of what our users are experiencing day to day. Flow patrol duties are outlined in the flow handbook.,

We’ve already posted a few user tests and a visual records for Shiny Updates here but in order for Shiny Updates to be in the best shape it can be before getting merged to coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., it would help us tremendously if you could look over the latest version and review the various interactions and flows.

If you do encounter issues during your review, it would be great if you could file those on GitHub for us to discuss and fix them.

Our next chat will be on Tuesday, May 17 at 19:00 UTC[/time’] in #feature-shinyupdates, in case you have questions or want to discuss any aspect of Shiny Updates. We’re also around to answer questions outside of that of course, please feel free to let us know.

Thank you!

#feature-plugin, #needs-testings, #review, #shiny-updates

Embeds: Visual Survey of the oEmbed feature plugin, Macnchrome, iPhone 5S

Surveying the oEmbed API feature plugin, which makes WordPress an oEmbed provider and allows you to embed posts from other WordPress sites. Related ticket: #32522

Using it is pretty simple:

  1. Find a blog post you like to embed
  2. Copy its URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org
  3. Paste it into the editor

Note that the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party needs to be active on both sites to work.

Chrome (on OS X), single site, admin user:

iPhone 5S, single site, admin user:

#chrome, #desktop, #feature-plugin, #feature-plugin-oembed, #ios, #macos

Toolbar: visual survey of toolbar experiments, Macnchrome, iPhone 6+

Surveying the Toolbar Experiments pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party for #32678.

Macnchrome, single site, admin user:

iPhone 6+, single site, admin user:

#32678, #chrome, #desktop, #feature-plugin, #feature-plugin-toolbar-experiments, #ios, #macos, #phablet, #toolbar, #visual-survey

Customize: preview site responsiveness, Macnchrome, iPad Air, iPhone 6+

A brief visual surveyVisual survey A visual survey is a collection of screenshots for a like set of screens or interfaces, such as all list table screens or all toolbar incarnations across various devices. These screens are not presented in the context of a particular flow.https://make.wordpress.org/test/tag/visual-survey/ for #31195 with WP 4.4-alpha-33848 and Customizer UI Experiments 0.1.

#4-4, #alpha, #chrome, #customize, #customizer, #customizer-ui-experiments, #desktop, #feature-plugin, #feature-preview-responsiveness, #ios, #macos, #phablet, #preview, #responsive, #tablet, #visual-survey