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Automate WordPress and Plugin Updates with Composer


#1

Originally published at: https://roots.io/automate-wordpress-and-plugin-updates-with-composer/

Managing WordPress and WordPress plugins with Composer means that your project is locked onto specific versions and that updates can’t be made from the WordPress admin. Bedrock, and other stacks that use Composer with WordPress, allow developers to manage WordPress and WordPress plugins as dependencies that are tracked in version control. If you make an…


#2

See it in action!


#3

Very cool. Looks like dependencies.io offers nice granular control of dependencies (e.g. your “always update WordPress” setting, @benword). Another service that works with Composer which I’ve used is Dependabot, which offers less granular control of individual dependency updates but has the advantage of being free for private GitHub repos in personal accounts.