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WPAU: Plugin for Automatic Wordpress Upgrade

Posted by admin in WordPress, ... | 07.27.2007 - 6:44 am

Few months back i blogged about Instant Upgrade wordpress plugin to automatically upgrade your wordpress blog. Recently techie-buzz website released another automatic upgrade wordpress plugin.

The latest plugin named WPAU (Wordpress Automatic Upgrade Plugin) appear to be much safer than other similar plugins because it goes through all the 5 steps provided in the wordpress upgrade instructions to upgrade your wordpress installation.

The plugin does the following:

1. Backs up the files and makes available a link to download it.
2. Backs up the database and makes available a link to download it.
3. Downloads the latest files from http://wordpress.org/latest.zip and unzips it.
4. Puts the site in maintenance mode.
5. De-activates all active plugins and remembers it.
6. Upgrades wordpress files.
7. Gives you a link that will open in a new window to upgrade installation.
8. Re-activates the plugins.

The WPAU plugin can also can be run in a automated mode where in you do not have to click on any links to go to the next step. You can download the plugin from here.

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  • 9 responses on "WPAU: Plugin for Automatic Wordpress Upgrade" »

    I should try this plugin

    I think this is a really great plugin for wordpress I will have to try it for sure.I’ve had trouble with other updates before this sounds like it’s really simple!

    This plugin definitely seems cool and there is no doubt about it but there is one thing about this plugin that I fear :(

    If it automatically upgrades my wordpress won’ t it remove all my customizations and will it over ride the wp-content folders ?

    @Djflush: This plugin backups all the files, db in a folder called wpau-backup in the root in case anything goes wrong.

    Nice plugin, though I have the same question as Flush. Will it remove all the customizations?

    @Haris: This plugin will only overwrite the old files with new ones from latest wordpress install and will not touch your wp-content folder and any other existing files.

    I would still say that manual is the way to go for me. Unless I am out and not returning for a few months, then I can set this up for auto updates but otherwise I am sticking to the manual method to reduce problems.

    Wow! I didn’t know this plugin existed. VERY handy indeed. Thanks for sharing this!

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