Last week, I blogged about the coming WordPress 2.9 features that included post thumbnails, trash status, basic image editing, comment metadata, etc. I found out yesterday from WP Engineer that there’s another feature that will be added to WordPress 2.9 which is batch plugin upgrades.

The next version of WordPress will give the users the option and ability to upgrade/update all of your plugins that have available updates at all the same time. Here’s a screenshot of the batch plugin upgrade.

Batch Plugin Update Beta
WordPress Batch Plugin Upgrade

This new feature will make it easier for blog owners to maintain their blogs, especially for multiple WordPress installations. Same goes for those who manage WordPress blogs for their clients.

One thing though, based on the screenshot above the batch plugin upgrade feature doesn’t have the option to view plugin details to check for any plugin changelogs. This is still in beta so we might see that change but I sure hope they add that option to batch plugin upgrade because there are times when its important to view the plugin changelogs before proceeding with the upgrade.

So what do you think about this new feature that will be added to WordPress 2.9? Is it something that you’ve been wanting to have on WordPress? Please share your thoughts.

[image source: WP Engineer]

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  • MasEDI, November 18, 2009 @ 9:45 AM Reply

    is beta version, when the full 2.9 released?

  • Michael, November 3, 2009 @ 4:44 AM Reply

    wow this is made easy. still on beta? when is the full version going out?

  • sylv3rblade, October 30, 2009 @ 8:16 PM Reply

    Dare I say finally? :D

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