More detail on plugin updates

I love MainWP, but I am having one issue. I manage multiple sites, and having the ability to update all plugins can be a real time saver. The issue I have is when a particular plugin crashes while updating. MainWP just sits there without telling me anything. Sometimes, like today, on a couple of sites I was testing this on, all of the plugins updated, but the “updating” window never reported 100%, and didn’t close automatically.

If it would simply report that “the xxx plugin cannot be updated”, or show that each plugin has updated in the progress bar. Something like that.

Also, when updating plugins on a site’s WordPress dashboard, it states that (according to the author) “this update is 100% compatible with xxx”. If MainWP could report that as well, I could avoid attempting to update those plugins.

I would like to upvote this request, but I’m out of votes (or the counter is broken).

It would be a good idea to show a summary of failed updates after a bulk update action. Besides the name of the site, a link to the site, the sites dashboard and a description of the error would be needed. Not just the status code, but if possible a real error message. And of course the modal should not auto close in case of an issue.


It looks like the update/installation modal doesn’t work the same in all views. When updating via the “per site” view it seems to stay open. But when installing via “per plugins/theme” view it closes after all updates. That should be checked together with the original request.

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