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Opened 10 months ago

Last modified 10 months ago

#45649 new feature request

Please provide a 'Update Minor' option to the Updates page for minor updates

Reported by: garrett-eclipse Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords: needs-patch
Focuses: administration Cc:
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Description

Hello,

With the most recent security release (thanks to all who worked on that) I upgraded numerous sites to 4.9.9 as we're not quite ready for the 5.x plunge on all of them.

To accomplish the update I resorted to wp-cli and the command;
wp core update --minor

This worked beutifully, but I had to take the time to train some staff on using wp-cli and the command line.

I was hoping along with the Update button which updates to the latest provide an 'Update Minor' button which would keep the site on the same major branch and just make the minor update.

This is especially handy for security releases where the auto-update failed or is disabled as it allows admins to adopt the security fixes without having to do a major update.

Thank you for taking my idea into consideration.
Cheers

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Proposed Concept - Update Minor button w/ link to package as well as note about the minor being a security release.

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Change History (3)

@garrett-eclipse
10 months ago

Proposed Concept - Update Minor button w/ link to package as well as note about the minor being a security release.

#1 follow-up: @chriscct7
10 months ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

This would also be great for cases where WP has detected a git repository (and thus doesn't do the auto-updates).

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @garrett-eclipse
10 months ago

Replying to chriscct7:

This would also be great for cases where WP has detected a git repository (and thus doesn't do the auto-updates).

Thanks @chriscct7 that explains sooo much... I had no idea that auto-updates were suppressed on .git enabled sites. Many of our sites are git repos and we were trying to get to the bottom as to why they hadn't auto-updated.

Providing the button allows any admin to update the minor as many don't feel comfortable on the command line.

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