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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#17843 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Plugin update request

Reported by: opajaap Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Plugins Keywords:
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It would be very handy to have the possibillity to run the update plugin feature while the plugin seems to be up to rev.

I update the plugin often with relatively small changes/hotfixes.

I do not want to change the version number as there is no need for all the installations to update immediately.

I now have to explain many taimes how to de-activate, delete, and re-install and re-activate the plugin (or how to install a development version).

When i check a plugin on the plugins admin page and choose to update it, it will not do it because it is up to rev. I would like to be able to update it anyway.

Change History (1)

#1 @scribu
7 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Updating plugin files without bumping the version is a Bad Idea. Therefore, we shouldn't encourage this practice by making it easy to do in WP core.

I would suggest moving stable versions to svn tags and then just pointing users to the dev version.

There was a meta-plugin that enabled users to easily install the latest dev version of a plugin, but I don't know what became of it.

Last edited 7 years ago by scribu (previous) (diff)
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