1 click updates to Ghost from the admin.
We’ve just started working on a native auto-updater which will allow all Ghost blogs to update themselves.
In the mean time, the easiest way to get 0-click updates is to use Ghost(Pro) (https://ghost.org/pricing/) – where you get fully managed background updates without having to do a thing.
Martyn T. Keigher commented
I'm sure that this concept has already been discussed, so apologies for the repetition if so.
I use Sonarr for my TV shows and that program has 3 options (in a dropdown) for 'automatic updates' in the Admin GUI. 1) None. 2) master-branch. 3) develop-branch. (The default being No. 2)
I spent some time on the develop branch and (needless to say...) it was usually unstable. When I opted for the master-branch, I received updates approx 2x a month and it was all automated and it's still rock solid.
Maybe that similar approach to how you do you updates would be a good idea, as this caters to all peoples needs. - Thanks.
Frederik Niedernolte commented
Thanks for the update John O'Nolan, do you have a GitHub ticket for that?
The Trello Roadmap doesn't reflect that update yet https://trello.com/c/oNIloCQV
Interesting if you going to manage an update script that search every line and modify it. No intere files replacement.
I do not like Auto-Updates.
If I include a modified ghost blog as a part of a website for someone else, I then always have to worry that the auto-updates does not destroy my theme or ( in the future ) Plugins.
In addition I agree with Conrad Kleinespel - the Ghost development needs money.
Nathan Graham commented
This would be excellent. Conrad, Automattic, as one example, gets by just fine and they have a dead simple one click update and automated background security patches. Much easier for WordPress though for the reason John described.
Mitchell Simoens commented
Updating Ghost isn't really a pain, you can do a few commands and you're done. Updating themes can be a headache but just document changes that you make to the theme (like if you edit casper).
I also do not think this would take away from the hosted ghost service. The line between profits via the hosted ghost service and what is good for the platform as a whole can be fuzzy.
Conrad Kleinespel commented
I suppose that would make the hosted Ghost.org service much less interesting though, which would mean less funding for Ghost. I mainly use Ghost.org as a service before I don't have to upgrade stuff.
Awesome idea. Updating is a realy pain with self-hosted versions of Ghost