Help Test the Rollback Update Failure Feature Plugin Ahead of WordPress 6.1

Help Test the Rollback Update Failure Feature Plugin Ahead of WordPress 6.1

Posted by WP Tavern on June 27, 2022 at 12:55 pm
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“Life-buoy in harbour” by Ashley Coates is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. The developers of the Rollback Update Failure feature plugin put out a call for testing over the weekend, with the aim of getting it included in WordPress 6.1. The goal of the plugin is to offer a safety mechanism in core for when updates or auto-updates fail. Instead of leaving the user’s site in a broken state, the rollback update failure feature will restore the site to a usable state. Successful updates are the default experience for most WordPress users. The auto-updates team embraced the challenge of creating a fallback for users who experience the most common issues with updates, which include having a plugin folder’s content be get deleted and the plugin being no longer active, along with the scenario where a plugin cannot completely update, resulting in a PHP fatal message or “white screen of death.” For the past 19 months, Andy Fragen, Colin Stewart, and Paul Biron have been leading development and testing. They settled on a solution that is awaiting feedback from core committers. “It was determined that copying the current plugin to an alternate location and in the event of an update failure, copying it back…

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