Auto-upgrade your WordPress Blogs
More than half of the local bloggers I know don’t have enough technical knowledge on how to upgrade their WordPress blogs. So, it’s a real pain and time-consuming task helping them out in upgrading them. If the server they are on happens to have Fantastico available, and it was used to install the blog, the upgrade could be a one-click pass. However, there will still be more left to do manually.
I was actually hoping that one day, Automattic or WordPress.org would have developed an extension or plugin that allows easy one-click upgrade to future versions of WordPress.
Then I saw this a couple days back — The InstantUpgrade plugin:
Fully automatic upgrades of your WordPress
Current version: 0.1
There’s no doubt about it: Upgrading is annoying. You must download the new version, unpack it, delete the old files, copy in the new files, run an upgrading routine.
Now for WordPress users, much of this is obsolete. The InstantUpgrade plugin provides is a easy and safe way to upgrade your WordPress automatically with a single click! (It is to say that it needs some preparations, though.) You can upgrade to the latest WordPress version, or you can upgrade to a version of your choice.
The installation instructions are a little complicated but once you’re done with it, all will be well in all future releases of WP. Read the instructions carefully before doing this and there’s no guarantee that all future upgrades will be 100% hassle free.