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Safe Updates

There are two ways to update websites: the wrong way, and the Safe Updates way

Tested the Safe update feature right after it was announced. I expected nothing less than perfection from ManageWP and they fulfilled my expectations once more. I do maintenance for a big network of websites and for some other enterprise clients that can’t afford to have downtime because some plugin updates didn’t go well. This new feature is a bomb!

Damir Bodor, Nice Work Done

Nobody likes to update WordPress websites, but you gotta do it to keep your website secure. Still, it’s time and effort that could be spent elsewhere. That’s where Safe Updates comes in: it automatically creates a restore point for you, compares the website before and after the update, and helps you roll back the update if something goes wrong. Yeah, it’s that easy.

 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Create a restore point: if something goes wrong, you can roll back the update
  2. Send an HTTP request to the website: if it’s not 200 OK, we stop the process
  3. Grab a “before” home page screenshot: we can later compare it with the after screenshot to spot inconsistencies
  4. Update plugin/theme/core
  5. Send another HTTP request to the website: if the response is not 200 OK, we let you know
  6. Automatically roll back on error: You can instruct your ManageWP dashboard to automatically roll back if you get
  7. Grab an “after” home page screenshot
  8. Show the screenshot comparison: You’ll see the before/after screenshots of the home page, and you’ll have the option to roll back if you see something out of place

Safe Updates is a free upgrade for everyone with the premium Backup add-on. And if your website is hosted on GoDaddy servers, it’s free since all GoDaddy hosted sites get premium Backup and Uptime Monitor for free!

Technical takeaways for nerds

    1. Restore with ease

      Automatically creates a restore point before the update

    2. Stay safe!

      Does HTTP checks before and after the update

    3. Screenshot comparison

      Provides you with a visual comparison of your website, before and after the update

    4. Automatic rollback

      The option of automatically rolling back the update if your website server responds with an HTTP response in the 400-599 range

    5. Unattended updates

      Need to update 20 websites? No problem. Run Safe Updates in bulk, and check back later when the system notifies you that you’re done.

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