[wp-hackers] wordpress security

Jeff Chandler jeffc at wptavern.com
Fri Oct 16 16:21:40 UTC 2009

I'm with Nathan on this one. I don't see the harm in having WordPress 
email the site administrator as one additional way of being notified of 
an upgrade when the site detects it's available. This would be 
especially useful for mobile users as email is a much nicer and 
accessible way to this information considering logging into the 
dashboard from a mobile device sucks or is impossible. This would be one 
more way of eliminating the excuse that they were not notified in time 
of the upgrade.

When I first started using WordPress, I signed up to the WordPress 
Announcements mailing list because I wanted to be notified of when a new 
update was available via Email because I check email 100 times a day 
versus RSS feeds or the dashboard. Well, that list is as good as dead. 
The only time I've received an email from that list is a big 
announcement email regarding WordPress 2.7 from Matt Mullenweg. That's 
it, in the span of two years. So this would turn the WP Announcements 
mailing list into something automated controlled by the blog owner for 
the site administrator since the middle man ain't cutting it anymore.

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