In my personal opinion this is all very well but my concern with such methods is you’ll have more and more users (admin who are supposed to know what’s going on don’t forget) who are only button clickers and have no knowledge of how things work. When something goes peculiar for whatever reason you’ll get “I dunno, I clicked the button”. And, FWIW, WP one click updates don’t always go to plan.
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