Meta Box Updater

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Overview

Meta Box Updater is an extra tool that helps you automatically update the Meta Box extensions installed on your WordPress website. Without this extension, you won’t get the latest versions from Meta Box and thus, the installed extensions might be buggy and incompatible with latest version of WordPress.

After installing Meta Box Updater, you’ll see new version notifications in the WordPress admin, just like this:

wordpress plugin update notification

And you’re able to update them seamlessly just like plugins on wordpress.org.

For more information, please see the extension page.

Installation

Before installing the extension, you need to install Meta Box plugin first.

  1. Go to Plugins → Add New and search for Meta Box
  2. Click Install Now button to install the plugin
  3. After installing, click Activate Plugin to activate the plugin

The extension is just a WordPress plugin, you can install it like a normal WordPress plugin.

  1. Go to Plugins, click Add new, then click Upload plugin.
  2. Choose the .zip file you downloaded and click Install now
  3. After finishing upload, click Activate to finish.

Plugin settings

First you have to go to Settings → Meta Box Updater to add your API key. To get this API key, please go to your My Account page.

After entering this info, click Save Changes.

Updating extensions

Whenever a new version of an extension is released, you’ll see the notification in Plugins page or Dashboard → Update page, just like other plugins hosted at WordPress.org:

plugin update

update notification

Clicking on View version x.x.x details, you’ll see the changelog of new version:

changelog

Clicking Install update now will install the new version of the extension.