WordPress at Your Fingertips
function is not described

wp_update_plugin() WP 2.5.0

Deprecated from version 3.7.0. It is no longer supported and can be removed in future releases. Use Plugin_Upgrader instead.

This was once used to kick-off the Plugin Updater.

Deprecated in favor of instantating a Plugin_Upgrader instance directly, and calling the 'upgrade' method. Unused since 2.8.0.

No Hooks.

Return

null. Nothing.

Usage

wp_update_plugin( $plugin, $feedback );
$plugin (required)
-
$feedback **
-
Default: ''

Notes

Changelog

Since 2.5.0 Introduced.
Deprecated Since 3.7.0 Use Plugin_Upgrader

Code of wp_update_plugin() WP 5.8.2

function wp_update_plugin($plugin, $feedback = '') {
	_deprecated_function( __FUNCTION__, '3.7.0', 'new Plugin_Upgrader();' );

	if ( !empty($feedback) )
		add_filter('update_feedback', $feedback);

	require ABSPATH . 'wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader.php';
	$upgrader = new Plugin_Upgrader();
	return $upgrader->upgrade($plugin);
}