Welcome to FireupWP Release 4.2.0. We’re really happy to push this feature release out the door even just in time for Christmas! It’s getting to the end of a very weird year!
New: Power Tab On Servers
You can now restart your servers directly from a SERVER screen – you no longer need to go to your cloud providers’ panel to get this done.
New: Charts On The Statistics Tab
When you collect statistics on the server Statistics tab, the data is now shown in colorful charts by default:
You can switch back to a text view on each chart to view more detailed data.
New: Reset File Permissions Tool
Over time you might find that the file permissions become inconsistent in your WordPress folders for a particular site. This can happen most often when files are uploaded via sFTP by users with different permissions. You can now reset the permissions to their defaults with one click:
You will be able to access this option under a sites’ TOOLS tab.
Improved: Better Data On Digital Ocean Droplets
When deploying a new WordPress server, you will now see some additional pieces of information next to each droplet’s name:
- Number of CPUs
- Data Transfer Allowance
Before, you could infer this data from the name or look it up on the DigitalOcean website. Now it’s just easier to see at a glance right at that point where you need it.
Additionally, you will no longer see sizes that are unavailable.
- We have increased the default php buffers for new sites.
- We updated the list of WP versions to include the latest ones.
- Updated BASH scripts using WP CLI to not load plugins when running most WP CLI commands.
- Added code to inject the password for a new site directly into the DB since WP-CLI does not like certain characters in the password. The new way still does not accept all special characters but it’s better than before.
- Added an option in the SETTINGS screen to remove the “local host” nag – sometimes that warning is just a false one (eg: server pilot will always report that the ip address of the site is a local host).
- Added a warning when permalinks on the WPCD site is set to the default. We can’t use the default permalinks – it must be set to one of the other “pretty” permalink options.
- Added a few reminders to the CHANGE DOMAIN screen.
- When changing domains or cloning a site, we now revert the WP records to use ‘http’ if we’re unable to get an SSL certificate.
- Prevent logging of sFTP credentials to the database log.
- Fixed a conflict with WooCommerce – if WC was installed before WPCD, activating WPCD caused a WSOD.
- We fixed an issue where we were not checking to see if a valid array or object was returned from a function call before using said object/array.
We never wrote a blog post about this release because there were only a couple of new things in it. So we’re including those items here:
New: Choosing Languages
When WordPress is being installed, you can now select a language. Prior to this feature being implemented, the WP installation was always in US English – which meant that you had to wait until your first login to change the language for the site.
New: Automatic Updates
You now have the option of automatic updates directly from our servers. You can enable this by entering your license keys on the SETTINGS->LICENSE screen.
Unfortunately, to get this implemented we had to update every single add-on. So you’ll need to update those as well in order to get automatic updates for them in the future.
- Delete links are removed from Virtual Providers if the virtual provider is in use.
- The title for virtual providers is now a required field.
- If a provider is in use by a server, a warning is now shown in the settings screen – this should serve to warn the admin not to make changes that might break a server.
- Use the function get_active_providers in place of get_providers in a number of places across all apps.
- A few text strings were not wrapped in translation function calls.
- When copying a site to another server, remove any app post records for that server that references that site. This prevents duplicate app records for the site that point to the same server.
- Remove extra request for the mbstring php module when installing new servers.
- Misc fixes to the 08-backup.sh bash script for removing orphaned backups and showing orphaned backups.
- Various security related fixes.
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