Mass update plugins and themes automatically

HostXNow_Chris

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Hello,

In some cases, I would like to mass update plugins and themes automatically for all WordPress installs on the server. Currently, you have to

  1. Goto Installations Tab
  2. Change "Update plugins automatically" from "No" to "Yes".
  3. Change "Update themes automatically" from "No" to "Yes".
  4. Click the "Ok" button

And that has to be repeated for each WordPress install. Can take a long time doing that for hundreds of installs on a server, never mind doing this for dozens of servers.

PS should be able to mass update plugins and themes for existing and new installs.
 

andrew.n

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+1 I believe this is an existing feature in Plesk from where cPanel ported the WP manager so this would be quite useful to have it here as well.
 

HostXNow_Chris

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Are you saying that should be a global tool as well? If so, that's another feature request.
I'm not saying it should because not EVERYONE will find it useful but I bet the majority of cPanel customers will find it useful.

I already asked Softaculous and they said they are going to add the things I mentioned as it makes sense. And Softaculous add things quickly when requested.

Why should an admin set up a new server and import 40-100 WordPress sites onto the server and have to be going around in WHM/cPanel accounts at different locations to enable/disable wp-config.php or enabling/disabling automatic updates for plugins and themes or CMS cores!? Easy to do with mass update buttons.

I won't bother with feature requests because they can sit there for several years.

Hopefully, enough customers request it, and cPanel will add it at some point.
 
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