WordPress Automatic Upgrade 1.2 Release

Update Feb 19th 2009: If you are having issues with upgrading WordPress 2.7 and above, or if WPAU is not displaying a nag to upgrade, we have released a newer version, please read the release post for WordPress Automatic Upgrade 1.2.5.

Update: WordPress Automatic Upgrade is completely compatible with WordPress 2.6, so go ahead and upgrade now. Enjoy.

Update 1:49 AM EST: Released to update user debug message to use forums instead of emailing me.

Update 2:36 AM EST: Released to fix a issue with Snoopy being instantiated twice on home page loads.

Update 2:46 AM EST: All download links for WPAU lead to the latest release, if you are a regular user you will receive a push update to upgrade the plugin to WordPress, please do that it’s mandatory.

Update Friday, July 18 8:30 PM EST: Pushed a new release 1.2.1 which allows users to skip files and database backup steps, this feature was requested by several users.

Update August 21st, 2008: Pushed a new released 1.2.2 to properly fix bugs, also added a new nag to the dashboard when files from old upgrade are not cleared out.

Matt really put me in a fix by releasing WordPress 2.6 almost a month ahead of the scheduled date, this definitely put several of my plans down the drain. That said this version upgrade is just a push release to fix critical bugs that users have been complaining about.

There will be a major release in the next week or two that will bring in a much needed interface changes I have been working on. That said here is a major revision that fixes several bugs and also improves in some areas.

WordPress Automatic Upgrade Consists of quite a few fixes as listed below:

  • Fixed a major issue where plugins could not be activated, due to WP installation logging users out after upgrades.
  • Fixed a issue where users were not being able to download backup files when WordPress URL and Blog URL were different.
  • WordPress Automatic Upgrade will only run if your WordPress is out of date.
  • WPAU now uses Snoopy to download files rather than using regular PHP methods.
  • Added a WPAU Nag where users will see a message to start automatic upgrade if a new version is available.
  • Automatic Upgrade option will only be visible to Administrators.
  • Disabled Automated Mode.
  • Few other minor changes.

Unfortunately this version does not include fixes where WordPress Automatic Upgrade fails while putting the site into maintenance mode. I have posted a little workaround on the forum for such situations, allowing users to still use WPAU.

I request all the users of WPAU to use the support forum to post your bugs and feature requests, as it’s really painful for me to sift through 100s of mails and comments to find your bug.

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WordPress 2.6 Has Been Released

WordPress 2.6 has been released today almost a month ahead of the schedule release date. This version is code named Tyner. There are several new features included in this release which include.


If you are looking for a detailed introduction to WordPress 2.6, visit the post I wrote at Web Log Tools Collection, where I detail WordPress 2.6 features.

You can also learn about the latest features included in WordPress 2.6 by watching the video created by the WordPress development team.


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