How To Backup Before Automatic Updates

When I originally wrote Automatic Updater, I had an action trigger just before the update, so site owners could easily take a backup snapshot, in case of a catastrophic failure. Now that we have Automatic Updates in WordPress Core, however, there’s no such action, and with good reason. Backups Are Slow We’re not talking 10-20… Continue reading How To Backup Before Automatic Updates

Automatic Updates

There are few people more excited than I about the recent WordPress 3.7 release – it’s amazing to see Automatic Updates land in WordPress Core, thanks to the hard work of Dion, Nacin, and the excellent testing and input of thousands of developers, we’ve shipped a great feature. With 3.7.1 being automatically rolled out as… Continue reading Automatic Updates

A WordPress Adventure

I like to think of working at Automattic as a Choose Your Own Adventure career. Over the past couple of years, I’ve worked on a wide range of projects, from VideoPress, to the WordPress iOS App, through to Jetpack Likes, Two Step Authentication and most recently o2, the upcoming successor to P2. If I (or… Continue reading A WordPress Adventure

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Commercial Plugin Updates Done Right

Since I created the Automatic Updater plugin, one of the most frequent support requests I get is for commercial plugins and themes. Over the years, the various commercial development studios have created their own update systems, but none of them seem to play nicely with the WordPress core way of doing things. The good news… Continue reading Commercial Plugin Updates Done Right