Can you automatically make recurring updates?

Yes, using services such as wpmudev.com you can schedule updates automatically for programs such as WordPress and its related plugins. These programs will usually create a backup copy of your site and then update all plugins on a recurring schedule. If after an automated update, there is an issue with your site you can revert to the previous version using your automated update system. As with manual updates, it is important to monitor your site before and after to ensure the health of your site.

Certain plugins may not be available in your automatic update system. These will need to be checked and manually updated alongside quality checks following the automated updates. You should always check after automatic updates before manually updating plugins. Should there be a glaring issue there is no point in spending time manually updating just to revert to an earlier version.


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