[wp-hackers] Richer metadata for plugin versions

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Jul 11 13:26:16 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 1:57 AM, David Anderson <david at wordshell.net> wrote:
> One challenge when maintaining a lot of websites is, to know which plugins
> need to be updated immediately (e.g. a zero-day security hole), and which
> not (perhaps on your client's website it is better to wait a week - some
> plugin authors upload code with fatal errors in, or they add new bugs and
> fix them 2 hours later, etc.).

You should update any and all plugins immediately when there is an
update available, period.

If the plugin author has a habit of introducing new versions with
bugs, then you should stop using that plugin and find a different one

I do not see it as a good idea to introduce anything which even
remotely suggests that it is okay to not update. It is not okay.
Update. Immediately. Always.


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