Addons in Depth
Obviously this is why you're here, to manage your World of Warcraft addons. There are lots of things you can do with your addons like change what release channel you want, ignore or auto update them and much more.
You can show extra details for an addon by clicking it's name or by double clicking the row itself. From here you can see the full addon description and a link to the provider's website.
You can also see the most current changelogs for your selected addon. This is available for most addon providers.
Some providers also allow us to show an image gallery so you can have a better idea of what you're getting.
Addons with this symbol will be updated every hour automatically for you if an update is available.
You can enable auto update by right clicking the addon and selecting the Auto Update checkbox.
Currently WowUp will automatically check for new updates once every hour.
If you want to try addon updates faster than they are available and stable you can change the addon channel to Alpha or Beta.
This can be done by right clicking the addon and selecting Channel > and checking one of the Stable/Alpha/Beta checkboxes.
When you set a desired channel it means that you will accept that level of build (Alpha/Beta/Stable) not that you only want that channel. So if you set your channel to Alpha, you may still get a stable version installed. WowUp will install the latest build of an addon regardless of selected channel.
The reason that this is not a strict channel setting is that authors will likely only create new alphas when a new patch is coming out and then stop once it's released. This would leave you stranded on a potentially old version which is not desirable.
This feature only works for providers that offer pre-release versions. This includes WowUpHub and Curseforge.
Often referred to as "hot swapping" addons with this symbol have the ability to switch between available providers.
You can switch between providers of this addon by right clicking on the row and selecting Providers.
This operation is essentially the same as un-installing the existing addon and then re-installing it from the other addon provider. This is just a simpler way to accomplish that.
In order for this to work the addon author must put some information in the toc file of their addon so that we can identify what id maps to each provider they choose.
You can ignore certain addons that you do not want to worry about updating, such as very old addons or those maintained in a custom way.
You can ignore an addon by right clicking on it and selecting the Ignore checkbox.
You can have WowUp re-install the same version if you need by right clicking the addon and selecting Re-Install.
WowUp can remove move the addon and all associated folders from your system if you right click and select Remove.
There are various things that can happen causing the addon to be "lost". Typically we see this when a provider (CurseForge, TukUI, etc) removes or blocks an addon.
When this state occurs we will notify you that something went wrong but not set it to ignored since the provider may fix it on their own.