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April 18, 2023 at 3:48 pm #84878
It would be very helpful if either the version number or the last date updated were on the list of Addons. I don’t mind coming here to check for updates, but to find out if there has been one, I have to download and install the addon.
Most of the time, there isn’t any update. So it’s extra time consuming just to find out if I need to update something.
Thanks!April 18, 2023 at 5:17 pm #84882wzpModerator
Historically, we only encourage updates, if there is a problem.
The reason is that we don’t like to send emails every few days to give you a little update here and there and break some part of your perfectly working site. Don’t you hate plugins that break after every upgrade?
With that said, you could every few months, download an addon and then check the “Version:” header in the main PHP file. That is what I personally do, for both plugins and addons. But for addons, the update cycle could be several months or years, because there is so little code in them that needs fixing.
April 19, 2023 at 10:34 am #84884
- This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by wzp.
Yes I understand all that. However making me download when there aren’t frequent updates to see if there is an update isn’t pleasant. I’m not sure how adding the last updated date or the version number effects anything about your encouragement to only update if there is a problem.
I’m not asking you to send an email. I’m just suggesting you add a bit of information.
Thanks!April 19, 2023 at 7:25 pm #84890adminKeymaster
I understand where you are coming from. We just have a lot of plugins and a lot of small addons. It can create a lot of overhead to update the various pages with number all the time. If it is a sizable and heavily used addon then I can look into it. Which addon are you using?April 20, 2023 at 10:34 am #84891
Extra eStore Shortcodes
WP Payment Gateway Bundle Addon Plugin
eStore Browse Products by Category
eStore Stylish Squeeze Form
Those are the most used.April 21, 2023 at 9:25 pm #84892adminKeymaster
Thank you. The extra shortcodes and the gateway bundle addons get used a lot so I have added version number to those pages. The other two addons are not really updated and used that much.April 24, 2023 at 8:56 am #84893
Appreciate it! Thanks!!!
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