Commercial plugins typically do not adhere to the Wordpress updating method and need to be updated manually. Some, like WooThemes, create their own updater to update primary, and add-on, plugins.
As we continue to roll-out the use of BB across numerous sites, we’re running into a problem of scale. When BB was used on only a handful of sites, it was easy to use InfiniteWP (our preferred management solution, but this is an issue with ManageWP and others too) to see that BB needed updating, then login to each site, and update BB manually.
But now that we’re using BB on more than a dozen sites, this is getting pretty tedious. We project by the end of this year to have BB on 20-30 sites, making something tedious become downright laborious.
Thinking about this strategically I wonder:
- If there is something I can suggest to InfiniteWP that will help enable them to remotely update BB?
- A more streamlined method of updating I'm just not seeing?
- Anything else?