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Opened 7 weeks ago

Last modified 7 weeks ago

#3236 new enhancement

Allow for beta channels for plugins and themes

Reported by: johnbillion Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
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Ref: #WP42376

It would be neat if plugins and themes could tag beta versions which get delivered via the updates API to sites which have opted in to receiving beta updates.

Is this something that's doable?

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#1 @dd32
7 weeks ago

At present 99% of the update functionality is built around the idea that there'll only ever be a single "current release", having a beta channel effectively means having two "current releases".

So while this unfortunately isn't a simple change, it's something that would be possible - however I question how much it'd be used by the wider community outside of the top 10 plugins (where some have a beta-tester plugin for their plugin which includes other things such as bug reporting)

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