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Wordpress 2.05 ?? Why no update to 2.2 ?

Discussion in 'cPanel Developers' started by Michaelq, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Michaelq

    Michaelq Member

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    Just wondering why the CPanel add-on for Wordpress is version 2.05 ?

    Its a VERY old version and has seen may security and usability features added since.

    I know I can update manually - but to be honest I rather Cpanel do its job. I'm worried if and when Cpanel does catch up with the releases, it might not recognise the 2.2 update I do.
     
  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    The developers decided when migrating to cPAddons to not include new scripts - rather these scripts are included for legacy purposes at this time.
     
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    Thanks for the reply David.

    I'm not completely up to speed with the goings on with CPanel. Am I to understand there wont be any more updates to the scripts for the Addon service?

    Is Fantastico something we should be using instead?

    Obviously if it was just one site I was working on it wouldn't really be an issue. But I'm looking at rolling out quite a few sites based on WordPress (and phpBB) so using the CPanel Addon installation and Upgrade service was pretty attractive.
     
  4. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    The goal with cPAddons was ideally to have the script developers themselves maintain the cPAddons (who better to know when a new update is released anyway?) to avoid any excessive lag time between the release of a specific version of a script and a third party creating any appropriate installer for that script. This is one of the key differences between cPAddons and Fantastico.

    In addition, cPAddons also offers server administrators the ability to moderate installations and force upgrades as they see fit (perhaps to fix a major exploit in a script).
     
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    So I guess the script developers havent stepped up ?
     
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    Well, the thing to remember with most Open Source projects is that anyone can get involved. If you want to invest the time and make up a cPAddon for Wordpress or any project, you can feel free to and make it publicly available.
     
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    Thanks again for the replies.

    I've already got Fantastico on the server and while I loved how easy it was to install something with it, unfortunately the thing I installed was Drupal which apparently is the one thing it's not very good at updating later on. Even Drupal recommend you don't use it as it doesn't install the right stuff or something. So it was a case of once bitten twice shy with Fantasico. Haven't seen any similar problems with Wordpress (or anything else) in my brief research.

    One of the reasons I wanted to use Cpanel to deploy the software - I love the feature of being able to upgrade via it. I used it on a phpBB install many moons ago and it was great.

    Pity the service isn't being maintained. Would be nice to get the scripts updated - especially for something as widely used as Wordpress, phpPP and a couple of others.

    My last thought is that it might be potentially "dangerous" to allow people to install versions that get so out of date they expose themselves unknowingly to known security problems.
     
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    Perhaps if the cPanel developers aren't maintaining them going forward and the script authors themselves aren't, they could be open sourced, documented and maintained by others via a central Sourceforge project or picked up by the OpenInstaller project?

    Would cPanel (the company) provide some support to set that up ?
     
  10. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    I have submitted this as a recommendation to the WordPress project. You can view it at:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/ideas/topic.php?id=721&page&replies=1#post-3397

    Since WordPress is an open source project, I would recommend going through the WordPress project to coordinate your efforts. If anyone needs assistance with the technical end of creating a cPAddon, I've left instructions on how to get in touch with us on that suggestion page.
     
  11. kieranmullen

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    Thank you for your response. However that does not address the question of cpanel opening up that part of the system.

    thank you

    kieranmullen
     
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    http://www.cpanel.net/docs/cpaddons/
     
  13. kieranmullen

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    Is there a command to be able to extract a username and password form the system to install that into a hcaccess file to protect the admin area of a project ie website.com/oscommerce/admin


    thanks

    km
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    There is no way to extract the password for a user that I am aware of.
     
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    If the cpaddon need a .htaccess protected directory it has a configuration for that (its in the documentation)

    If you want to grab data from it and use it else where you could:

    a) Do a query on the database.
    or
    b) load the cpaddons registry file into a hash and use the data you need from that (YAML::Syck should do it, just don't write the file or you may be sorry ;p)
     
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    We'll catch up soon :)
     
  18. Michaelq

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    So if I use CPanel now to install 2.05, I'll be able to update that install soon?
     
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    cPDan cPanel Staff
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    Yes, as early as possible next week I hope )
     
  20. Michaelq

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    This would be great news.

    tyvm
     
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