Are Plugin Upgrades Difficult?

Bitcoin Questions and AnswersCategory: QuestionsAre Plugin Upgrades Difficult?
Andy asked 4 weeks ago

I read that there can be problems upgrading plug-ins using zip files, for example here, Easy Theme and Plugin Upgrades. Will you be putting the plug-in on wordpress.org anytime? Or do you have any advice/instructions for upgrading manually? That plug-in linked above didn’t seem to work last time anyway.
Cheers
Andy

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Ofir Beigel Staff answered 4 weeks ago

I’m still debating on whether to put this on WordPress.org. The only reason not to is because I don’t want to have to maintain the plugin both here and there. To upgrade manually you should just replace the wp-content/plugins/99bitcoins-btc-faucet content with the new version.
The plugin you shared here is great, I’ll try it myself, as this process is indeed a bit more cumbersome.

Ofir Beigel Staff replied 4 weeks ago

Will try to add them when I get the time.

Andy replied 4 weeks ago

That’s good, I’ll try the plug-in again next time, it’s more likely I did something wrong that something wrong with the plug-in. I had to rebuild the faucet last time, but that’s not good when you have actual users, so now is the best time to find out. Some step-by-step instructions for upgrading (for dummies) on the download page would be useful.
Cheers
Andy

Andy answered 2 days ago

“The only reason not to is because I don’t want to have to maintain the plugin both here and there”

I haven’t done itmyself so I can’t be sure, but I think if you put it on github you can sync it with your setup and then use something like Ship to automatically push updates to wordpress.org.
Andy

andy replied 2 days ago

Thanks for letting me know, great. good job doing this plug-in.

Ofir Beigel Staff replied 2 days ago

We’ve just implemented auto update to the plugin so you can update from within the WP dashboard.

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