WordPress does not have automatic upgrade feature by default. Whenever there is a new version is released, webmasters required manually download and extract the new WordPress files in .ZIP or .TAR.GZ package to web server and then replace the old wordpress source code with the new one.
However, this automatically wordpress updates can be perform Unless your web server is under cPanel web hosting control panel with fantastico features. But still there are some reasons why one should not use fantastico.
WordPress Automatic Upgrade is a plugin that automatically upgrades your wordpress version to the latest files provided by wordpress, which means it helps you easily upgrading you to easily upgrade your wordpress installation to the latest version provided by wordpress, without having to download or upload any files.
In addition to this it automatically backups your current file and database and provides you with a link to download those. De-activates your plugins and remembers them so that after upgrading files it will re-activate those without you having to make any notes for which plugins you de-activated and the biggest saves you headaches of upgrading your wordpress installation.
Functions of wordpress Automatic Upgrade
1. Backup the files and makes available a link to download it.
2. Backup the database and makes available a link to download it.
3. Downloads the latest files and unzips it.
4. Puts the site in maintenance mode.
5. De-activates all active plugins and remembers it.
6. Upgrades wordpress files.
7. Gives you a link that will open in a new window to upgrade installation.
8. Re-activates the plugins.
Instructions to use
Go to Manage -> Automatic Upgrade and either click on the link provided to run or use the automated version link to let the plugin run in a automated way.
It not only does a backup of both your files and database, but also grabs the latest version of WordPress, disables and then re-enables your plugins and even puts your blog into maintenance mode during the upgrade.
This is an awesome plugin which every blog must choose to install it. Have you ever used this plugin? what are your views about it ? what would you suggest more. Do share your view about it. Subscribe us to our latest RSS Feeds.