WordPress plugin updates and how I (ab)used it

Any WordPress site administrator will know WordPress has an auto update system for plugins. Not many people seem to think through how this works and what it means, which is why a lot of people started to say stuff when I “fixed” the BlogPress SEO situation earlier today. Let’s walk through this essentially pretty easy system.

You have a set of plugins installed, WordPress gathers the name, slug (directory name), version number and some other things, and sends that to On, the server tries to find that plugin within its system, and when it’s found it, it checks

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