Update Manager 2.0.0
Painlessly push updates to your ClassicPress plugin and theme users! Serve updates from GitHub, your own site, or somewhere in the cloud. 100% integrated with the ClassicPress update process; super-slim and performant. Incredibly easy!
The biggest news is that theme support has been added – now theme developers, too, can push updates out to their end users! Additionally, this version got a huge performance boost, making the check for updates faster than ever. There are also a few UI and UX improvements such as version numbers displayed in their admin rows… and a handy, expandable cheat sheet that describes the possible header properties you can use in your plugin or theme endpoints. You’ll find that virtually every drop of feedback received has been implemented in some (often subtle) way and I hope you love the new version!
Download Update Manager 2.0.0 to manually install or check your dashboard for the update.
UpdateClient.class.phpfile has changed, which means the new version of the file will need to be pushed out into your own plugins at some point. The old file remains compatible with the new version of Update Manager; no breaking changes.
This is a major version upgrade and some functions/methods have been deprecated and replaced. Breaking changes are not expected, however, if you experience any issues, please do file a report.
I’m highly responsive and quick on the draw! If you see something not working as expected or think of a great, new feature, please do file a report. This is a great way to put my code-fu to work for you!
If you haven’t submitted a quick review, please consider it. If you’ve already submitted one for this plugin, thank you for the reciprocal support! New features give you endorphins, great reviews give me endorphins. What, I’m only human!
Thanks to all of you who have adopted the plugin, reported issues, bounced ideas, tested features, and so much more – your efforts have directly helped Update Manager evolve into a nifty little piece of software! And…I’d like to extend an extra hat tip to @Simone, author of the Stats for Update Manager extension – he was very helpful in testing this version and has coordinated development of his extension to perfectly coincide with this release. Thank you all for helping to create great open source software!
Edit: Bumped to RC2.
Edit: Released 2.0.0; updated this post to reflect.