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Last modified 3 years ago

#52963 new feature request

Could use a Helper Function for Auto-Updates

Reported by: circlecube's profile circlecube Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.7
Component: Upgrade/Install Keywords: has-patch has-unit-tests
Focuses: Cc:


Would be nice to have a helper function (for example does_plugin_auto_update) to check if a plugin has auto-updates enabled. Currently the plugins are listed as an array in auto_update_plugins in the options table. It's not too tricky to grab the array and check if a plugin is listed,

// check core setting for auto updates on a plugin
$auto_update_plugins = (array) get_site_option( 'auto_update_plugins', array() );
if ( in_array( 'hello-dolly', $auto_update_plugins, true ) ) {
        // do something

but would be ideal to have a helper do this

if ( does_plugin_auto_update( 'hello-dolly' ) ) {
        // do something

much like the current is_plugin_active etc.

Change History (3)

#1 @mukesh27
3 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added
  • Type changed from enhancement to feature request

Hi there!

Like your idea to introduce a new function to check plugin auto-update or not. We can also add a theme auto-update function.

Marked as Feature Request

This ticket was mentioned in PR #1167 on WordPress/wordpress-develop by donmhico.

3 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch has-unit-tests added; needs-patch removed

This PR adds a new function does_plugin_auto_updates( $plugin ) which returns whether a plugin is toggled for auto updates.

A few things.

  1. The function does not check whether a plugin is activated or not since it's possible to enable or disable the auto updates regardless of a plugin activation state.
  2. The function is added in src/wp-admin/includes/plugin.php so that file should be included first, include_once( ABSPATH . 'wp-admin/includes/plugin.php' );, if the function is needed in the frontend.

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#3 @donmhico
3 years ago

Added a patch above. It maybe a good idea to have a function like enable_auto_update_plugin( $plugin ) instead of having the logic embedded in src/wp-admin/plugins.php. This will make the unit testing easier.

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