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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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.