install / update plugins remotely

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I am looking for a way to update ‘existing/ active’ plugins froma WP site remotely ;
I have seen some indication on how to access the wp repository / plugin info, but the next step is missing : how to grab the updated version of a given plugin & update it (as opposed to completely uninstall the previously active version completely & re-insatlling the newest version all over…) ? I am using an outside app to do this, not just another WP site…
Relative to this, I am wondering if a proper alternative to an update could be just “re-installing ” a latest version of the plugin, e.g.: Do all plugin (…?) have an update function reviewing potential database changes to their workings, etc…Am very doubtful of this …?

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, JMB 12 months 0 Answers 70 views 0

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