I’d like to use the fully automatic updating that WordPress can do: WordPress itself (major, minor, security) + plugins + themes, for a number of my low-risk web projects. But it seems that ACF Pro does not have the option of enabling auto-updates from the plugins list in the WP backend.
I’ve not actually tried to see if ACF Pro may auto-update anyway, but I fear it won’t.
So now everything will update itself automatically, except for ACF Pro, which I use in every project I make (I’m a big fan). Which means that as the developer I’d still have to manually update this one plugin a number of times per year, per site, to keep the sites secure and compatible. This kind of defeats the purpose of auto-updates, which I was hoping would save me a lot of time per year.
I know some hosting companies have additional options for auto-updating, from the Hosting Control Panel, through tools like Installatron. I expect ACF Pro would be updated through such tools. But my clients are on different hosts and not all of them have that option.
So my question is: does ACF Pro support WordPress’ own auto-updating mechanism, and if not, is there anything the plugin author or I can do about that?
I do not use auto updates, so I cannot tell you if it works or not. The only advice I can give is to turn on auto updates for ACF Pro and watch to see if it gets updated. I see no reason why it should not work. Then if it does not work contact the developers to make sure they are aware of the problem.
Thanks for the reply John. Unfortunately the link to enable auto-updates is not there for ACF Pro, while it is there for almost all other plugins. So I can’t turn it on to see what happens.
I’ve contacted the developer through a ticket, so we’ll see what they say. If ACF Pro indeed doesn’t support WordPress’ auto-updating mechanism then it would be great to see that added. Could save a lot of time and hassle.