[wp-hackers] Plugin Management and Autoupdate System

Rob Miller r at robm.me.uk
Sun Jul 30 22:13:08 GMT 2006

Computer Guru wrote:
> The simple answer is that we don't need to. We can get the plugin info
> straight from the authors, so why should we go through a middle-man?
Definitely definitely seconding this. Every single third-party site that 
collects together community efforts I've ever seen (wp-plugins.net, the 
various Firefox plugin sites etc) has been consistently slow at getting 
updated, whether, in the case of author-updated sites, through the 
authors forgetting (as is certainly the case with my plugins and 
wp-plugins.net) or in the case of the sites updating things just a 
general laxness.

By contrast, I've never seen an author's site that wasn't up-to-date, 
which is a natural presumption since they are invariably the primary 
download site.

Rob Miller
http://robm.me.uk/ | http://kantian.co.uk/

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