WordPress auto-updates and the importance of reading the changelog

WordPress auto-updates and the importance of reading the changelog

Author: WP Lookout

Date: August 11, 2020 

Category: Maintenance, Performance, Security

WordPress 5.5, being released this week, introduces support for auto-updating plugins and themes when new versions are available, where possible. It’s a great feature and one that a dedicated group of contributors have worked hard to bring to the WordPress community.

Other folks, including this great post from WordFence, have already discussed the pros and cons of auto-updates when it comes to encouraging best practices in updating and maintaining a WordPress site. The short version: having more WordPress sites running the latest version of their plugins and themes is generally going to be a good thing, and yet there


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