[wp-hackers] wordpress security

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Thu Oct 22 02:14:46 UTC 2009

On Oct 21, 2009, at 9:07 PM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> On Oct 21, 2009, at 9:56 PM, Lynne Pope wrote:
>> Can you imagine the outcry if WP forced an update that crashed a  
>> site? There
>> are loads of users who wouldn't have a clue what to do and those  
>> that don't
>> visit their site every day could end up losing search engine  
>> listings,
>> visitors, and money.
> It's really a shame when one group of people decide what's good for  
> everyone else and then block those that want/need it.
> WordPress could easily have an "Advanced Options" area that allowed  
> auto-update be turned on with full warnings for those who know what  
> they are doing.

Ironically, I find myself on the exact opposite side of a virtually  
identical argument from earlier today.  Auto-updates may be a great  
idea for some people, but probably not for the vast majority.  It  
could be done with a plugin, and is probably best left to a plugin.

Just my 2 bits.


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