While it is true we do get notices and even e-mails reminding us to update X resource. I sometimes either download and save for later and completely forget.... Or see the notice, figure I'll get it later, but forget. Yesterday I was having such trouble and it turned out it was as simple as installing an update. So what I have tried to do myself and failed poorly (crashed 2 test sites trying).... Is to come up with an add-on which will check XenForo for the update. Important - Not looking for it to self update. Just check for updates. phpBB had this built-in vBulletin had an add-on http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=255054 Word Press has this built-in So I would imagine someone would know how to do this (better than I).