All About Automatic Plugin Updates And Why You Shouldn’t

Every new WordPress site owner dreads seeing update notifications multiple times a week upon logging in.

Eventually, most people get tired of having to update their plugins all the time and end up going down two very different paths:

  1. Log in and just update every single plugin, every single time.
  2. Rarely update plugins until they become long overdue.

If you ever find yourself doing either of these two, an automatic update software sounds like the natural solution.

Usually, such a feature is provided by hosting companies as part of a managed WordPress hosting account or by a WordPress plugin.

How it works is that your host or your plugin will automatically update each and every plugin the moment an update becomes available. Some even update your WordPress core.

But we would only recommend this if you have a very basic WordPress site with static pages whose content doesn’t change often. Otherwise, we wouldn’t recommend it, as there is some room for it to wreak havoc on your site’s functionality.

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