See Which Plugins Have Update Notifications Enabled

WordPress plugins that have update notifications enabled are marked by a yellow lineI’ve added a new feature to my single-click WorPress plugin updater – now you can see which of your plugins are checked for updates. Those plugins that have update notifications enabled will be marked by a golden bar-thingy in the “Plugins” tab. This is useful to see which plugins will notify you when an update is available and which you need to check for updates manually.

If you don’t like the current mark (I’m not a designer, so that’s a possibility đŸ˜› ), go ahead and change it – the image used is update_enabled.gif from the plugin’s directory and you can further modify the effect by editing single-click.css (look for the .update-notification-enabled class).

Here’s how it works – the the plugin emulates the way WordPress checks for plugin updates (by contacting api.wordpress.org), except instead of sending the actual version data for every plugin it substitutes a fake “0.0” version number. Since no plugins hosted on wordpress.org have a “zeroth” version (hopefully), wordpress.org will always return the latest info about all of your plugins that are also in it’s database (= can receive update notifications). These plugins are then apropriately tagged and their appearance in the “Plugin Management” screen altered using JavaScript.

Ah, and you can download the plugin from the original post.

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4 Responses to “See Which Plugins Have Update Notifications Enabled”

  1. Danny says:

    Awesome! A most excellent addition to the plugin I require most. Thank you.

  2. […] This plugin extends the plugin update notification feature introduced in WordPress 2.3 by adding an “update automatically” link to update notifications. When you click the link, the new version of the corresponding plugin is downloaded and installed automatically. It also lets you know which plugins have update notifications enabled. […]

  3. Kevin says:

    This plugin doesn’t work. It says Access denied. What do I do??

    kev

  4. White Shadow says:

    No, it doesn’t. I mean, none of the plugin’s pre-programmed error messages are “Access denied”. So if you’re getting an error like that it probably has something to do with your server configuration or another plugin.

    More information would be necessary to figure out what the problem is.

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