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Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#42376 new enhancement

Beta Download/Install capabilities with Plugins & Themes

Reported by: ekojr's profile EkoJr Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords:
Focuses: administration Cc:


Either by Authors choice, or using Beta tag with Semantic Versioning. Plugins & Themes could be able to released as beta versions as an option to Webmasters. Currently, there are few concepts that come to mind.

  • Notice in Installed Plugins screen with action to allow updating to a beta.
  • Notice (or a list of beta plugins) in the Updates screen.
  • WP setting to Opt-in to Betas.

NOTE: Admin Safety might need consideration with extra measures to prevent accidentally installing.

With Developers/Authors, the option would primarily be based on the stable tag, and ( the most beta in tags folder, OR beta tag added ). As well as using a (alpha) beta tag, but brings into question other recent versions with no beta tag.

The purpose could be intended as either a hotfix or a test version. In the past, the availability of beta testers has been very small, and to try to make updates more preemptive.

Change History (1)

#1 @johnbillion
7 years ago

  • Version trunk deleted

Thanks for the usggestion, @EkoJr. I had the same thought recently.

This will need some work on the side, including the plugin and theme repos and the API. Ref: #META3236.

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