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Upgrade Procedure for WordPress Plugin Developers

Since the introduction of WordPress 3.1, plugins no longer fire the activation hook when being updated. Not only that, but those of us who choose to update plugins via SVN (or other methods) never trigger a hook. So, as developers how can we perform upgrade procedures to our plugins, if we don’t have a specific hook to utilise? The answer – we need to manually check when our plugins have been updated and handle any upgrade procedures accordingly.

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Ashley Rich

Hi, I'm Ashley Rich, a WordPress developer based in the West Midlands, UK. I currently work for Delicious Brains.


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