[wp-hackers] wordpress security

Lynne Pope lynne.pope at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 04:06:24 UTC 2009

2009/10/22 Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net>

> 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.
>> The simple answer is that WordPress *could* do auto updates, but thank
>> heavens it doesn't.
> 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.

Users who need automated updates are already provided for. It's called


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