Support Team Update for October 4th, 2013

Despite that WordPress 3.7 beta was successfully dropped last week it’s has been relatively quiet in the support forums. I did not have any specific agenda to discuss in the #wordpress-sfd IRC.

One thing that was discussed is the new auto-update feature of the beta.

If the 3.7 beta detects that the install is running as a subversion or git checkout then that feature is disabled. To enable auto-updates (if you are using subversion) you have to delete all the .svn directories in your WordPress installation.

Just take care not to delete the .svn directories of those items that you still wish to use subversion with such as in the themes or plugins directory. Doing a search and delete of all .svn directories in your installation may not be what you really want to do.

In make:core there was a very good post written by Dion Hulse discussing this new feature. If you are testing the new beta then please consider enabling automatic core updates.