WordPress 5.5 automatic updates – are they a good thing?

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August 4, 2020
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WordPress 5.5 automatic updates – are they a good thing?

Some more savvy website owners may have heard that WordPress will be pushing an update to their platform shortly (v5.5) that will allow the website owner to flip a switch, and have the website update it’s own platform and plugin versions – automatically. This would guarantee that the website is constantly up to date with the latest and most secure versions of it’s code.

Sounds great, right??

Here’s the problem. There are many plugins that are not well written, and some of them call on programming functions that may be out of date, or less secure. This can instantly break many WordPress websites, and then you have to hire a developer to dig into the code and fix it.  THANKFULLY, we’re here to help.

It may also be worthwhile leaving the settings as they are. Perhaps its better NOT having things auto-update, and instead using our Maintenance Services to be sure that updates are done properly, and fixes applied as necessary to guarantee your website continues to function as expected. Want to learn more? Say hi!