[wp-hackers] Custom themes/plugins server

Christopher Ross cross at thisismyurl.com
Mon Aug 9 14:38:23 UTC 2010


I do something fairly basic in my custom plugins using the code below I download a copy of the plugin every week and overwrite the existing custom plugin, that way I am sure that any changes I make are published to client websites every seven days, since I do a lot of work with charities and manage the sites ongoing this process saves me a ton of labour.

function [pluginname]_update() {
	$ua='Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060728 Firefox/1.5';

	$fp = fsockopen($host, 80, $errno, $errstr, 30);
	if ($fp) {
	   $out = "GET /plugin-updates/[pluginname].zip HTTP/1.1\r\n";
	   $out .= "User-Agent: $ua\r\n";
	   $out .= "Host: $host\r\n";
	   $out .= "Connection: Close\r\n\r\n";
	   fwrite($fp, $out);
	   while (!feof($fp)) {$data .= fgets($fp, 128);}

If this code was in a function, you could call it from the footer 

	if ((get_option('[pluginname]_update')+(600000)) < date('U')) {[pluginname]_update();}

Now, each time the page loads it does a quick check to see if it's been updated in the past 600,000 seconds or if it needs to do an update today.

Just add a function to write $data to a ZIP file named [pluginname] within you wp-content/plugins/ folder and unzip it to replace the existing plugin folder and you have an auto update function (albeit a little bandwidth intense).


On 2010-08-09, at 11:20 AM, Louy wrote:

> Hello,
> I actually want that too! Anyone?
> Thanks.
> On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 2:34 AM, Lox <lox.dev at knc.nc> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Here is the case: I make website for my customers using wordpres.
>> Thus, I make for them some very specific themes and plugins. Those
>> can't be made public, but I want my customers to be able to have
>> update notifications and to update their plugins/themes with one click
>> (like it is done for public plugins/themes)
>> Can you guide me on how to achieve it?
>> Regards.
>> --
>> Lox
>> lox.dev at knc.nc
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