[wp-hackers] Plugin Update

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Mon Jan 26 05:26:32 GMT 2009

I'm actually working on something similar.  It allows a plugin to  
check a URL for the latest version, and integrated the update notice  
into the standard WP system if one is available.

No auto update, but auto version check.


Stephen Rider

On Jan 25, 2009, at 11:02 PM, DD32 wrote:

> Yes, There is no reason you couldn't hook into
> update_option_update_plugins and add a check in there somewhere..
> I'm actually working on a setup atm that would act as a update proxy
> for that sort of thing.. ie. your plugin includes a small library,
> registers the plugin file with a GUID provided by the service[...]

> Everythings nearly ready to go.. Just need to optimize the class that
> gets included with the plugin..
> 2009/1/26 Nathan Rice <ncrice at gmail.com>:
>> Is it possible for a plugin developer to build in the ability for  
>> users of
>> the plugin to get updates that are hosted somewhere OTHER THAN
>> wordpress.org/extent/plugins ???
>> I'm developing a plugin, and to be honest, I don't love the fact  
>> that if I
>> want to offer automatic updates for it, I have to do so through  
>> wp.org.  I'd
>> really prefer to NOT willingly hand over absolute control of the  
>> updates to
>> my plugin to wp.org.
>> So has anyone tried this?  Would it be possible? (without modifying  
>> the
>> core, of course)

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