[wp-hackers] Update of own plugin

John 3:16 Media wp at john316media.com
Sun May 1 21:35:20 UTC 2011

This article explains how to do this, I use it with some server side coding
to automate generating the metadata file.

On May 1, 2011 5:33 AM, "Simon Blackbourn" <piemanek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The WordPress inbuilt Plugin upgrade functionality requires the plugin to
>> be
>> hosted on WordPress.org: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/about/
>> No plugin headers (such as Update Server) are taken into account, Your
>> plugin may add update checking functionality in itself if you wish,
>> have to write a API server for your plugin and filter the plugin update
>> transients to add the results of the transient if you wish. I know some
>> people have implemented this, I'm not aware of a published article on it
>> however.
> There are very detailed instructions on how to make your own plugin
> repository and set up the version checking and upgrade functionality in
> Chapter 9 of the "Professional WordPress Plugin Development" book (
> http://justintadlock.com/plugindevbook).
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