[wp-hackers] Making Updates Friendlier?
dc153464a11bcf5aeb18180db28017fb.wp-hackers at planetmike.com
Wed Sep 9 11:29:44 UTC 2009
Monday morning I blogged two suggestions:
1) Have WordPress send an email to the blog's admin users once a day
when there is an update available.
2) Have WordPress slowly deactivate itself over time as the version
gets older and older.
>My first suggestion: The administrators of a WordPress blog should
>be sent an email once a new release has occurred. Unfortunately, I
>believe the "update release check" only occurs when someone is
>looking at the admin pages. Perhaps a hook can be added that once a
>day if the public site is accessed, the version check will be done.
>If a new version has been released, an email message is sent to the
>My second suggestion: Have WordPress expire after a fixed amount of
>time. For example, let's say one year after a version is released,
>it will lock itself down. At that point it will not allow new
>comments, posts or pages. Then six months after that, edits can no
>longer be made to existing pages or posts. Then 6 months after that,
>a full two years after a new release has been issued, posts, pages
>and comments will no longer even appear on the site. They'll still
>be in the database, but they won't be displayed at all.
>Radical? Absolutely! But I think this would be a prudent way to
>minimize future problems, as well as forcing (encouraging) people to
>keep their WordPress installation up to date.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
- Martin Luther King Jr.
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