Upgrade WordPress Automatically Using InstantUpgrade Plugin

March 16, 2007 by  

Upgrading WordPress can be a pain and even more so if you are managing several blogs at once.

So someone called Zirona created a WordPress plugin called InstantUpgrade to make upgrading your WordPress installation manually obsolete.

Zirona claims that the plugin enables WordPress owners to upgrade their WordPress to the latest version automatically with a single click.

No more downloading, unpacking, deleting old files etc.

From the site:

The InstantUpgrade plugin downloads the latest WordPress version from the WordPress server and unpacks it at your server. In the next step, it deletes all of your old WordPress files (except wp-content/ and wp-config.php, language packs are preserved, too) and puts the new files into your WordPress directory. At last, it runs the upgrade script contained it the new WordPress version.

That sounds good and all but I am still skeptical as to how secure this plugin is and whether it will be kind enough not to break existing plugins functionalities. Then again, a manual upgrade could potentially break your plugins functionalities anyway.

I wonder why it isn’t intergraded in the WordPress core already if it’s really useful and secure.

Have you tried it?


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Comment by papajoneh Subscribed to comments via email
2007-03-16 18:38:23

downloaded earlier. but haven’t touched it. now u reviwed it, i might consider not-to-do-it later.

Comment by Wahlau.NET
2007-03-16 20:29:15

It seems petty good to me too

Comment by Undertypo
2007-03-16 20:38:05

Hopefully WordPress will include this feature in their upcoming 2.2.

At least it will prove the security rather than just this plugin. Many people will doubt about the security.

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