1. John Myrstad

    Since somebody seems to have problems keeping up with upgrades no matter how well its published, one solution would be to use this plugin to send an email to a mail-to-sms service. Then its no excuses.

    Maybe someone may make a bookmarklet that displays a 100px blinking red overlay in the browser saying: New WordPress release available: UPDATE NOW !! :/

    …or maybe the “Lazy admin sequrity insurance plugin”, a plugin that locks WordPress down with htaccsess if its not running latest version.



  2. donnacha | WordSkill

    The main reason why a plugin is better than a mailing list is that, if you make it part of your standard set-up, you will receive emails from EACH of your WordPress installations, including all the test or experimental ones you forget about but which are still out there and still delicious worm-food.


  3. donnacha | WordSkill

    Here’s another one by Jon Cave at Lions Go Roar, which allows you to define two email addresses which will receive notifications:


    Repository page:


    I have no idea if Jon’s plugin takes the approach suggested by Donncha, of checking wp_version_check(), or if Konrad Karpieszuk’s plugin can also accept two email addresses.


  4. Ven

    This site provide email notification of update service with many web site software include WordPress, but a problem is this site is in chinese.
    If you really want to try this site, click the “订阅更新” link with orange background color in the box of software which your want to subscribe, type your email then click “确定”.


  5. Martin

    Just wondering if anybody has actually received a Release Notification from WordPress.org?

    Email can be entered on the right side of the following page:

    I have entered emails in that box a few times over the past few years and did not get one single email. Maybe this is something WordPress.org should fix.


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