It's a well-known fact: keeping your website updated is extremely important.

As a result, we are constantly bombarded with periodical new updates released for core Wordpress files, themes, plugins, etc.

And that's a good thing ... This is how we get the latest fixes, the newest features, etc ...

The concept is very simple: by default, Wordpress will automatically update itself every single time when a new minor release or a security update becomes available, but for major Wordpress releases, theme and plugin updates you'll have to install the update manually.

And let's face it, it could be annoying to see all those new update notifications after each login ... Not to mention the time factor ... If you are running multiple websites, it could be very time-consuming to check and manually install every single Wordpress, theme or plugin update ...

But the real problem lies deeper ... Certain security, SEO, backup, etc plugins will simply overwrite the aforementioned default "behavior"! As a result, your core Wordpress files, and even your theme(s) and your plugins could/will be updated automatically. Without any notification ...

And I know what you are thinking ... If updates are good, there's no problem here, right?

Well, the truth is that the technical gremlins are immortals - and despite the security benefits - an automatic update could break your site ... It's a very slight chance but is always there ...

The point: you need to find a solution that will allow you to ...

  • minimize the time spent on installing updates
  • avoid any risks
  • automatically install updates for Wordpress core files, trusted plugins, and themes
  • better manage these automatic updates by defining your own rules

This is is why I've decided to create this short tutorial where I will show you how to easily manage and configure your automatic Wordpress updates.

Interested?

Let's do this!



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DongEito Premium
Very useful tutorial thank you, Smartketeer
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for the time Dong!
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AlanJE Premium
Brilliant training Zed, thanks for sharing, Alan.
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smartketeer Premium
Thank YOU!
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BruceStephen Premium
Thanks again for the usual well presented and useful lesson.
Regards Bruce
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smartketeer Premium
Once again, thanks for the time Bruce!
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Funder Premium
Thank you for the great lesson, cool
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smartketeer Premium
Thank YOU!
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KDoshi Premium
Hi,
Thanks for the lesson.

My site are hosted by WA - aren't these backed up by WA? Why would I need to install the rollback? Thanks
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cramervod Premium
just because WA does a daily backup doesn't mean you shouldn't. Never assume anything when it comes to safeguarding your business and be certain that you have your own backup just in case.
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KDoshi Premium
Thanks. Will look into that.
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cramervod Premium
You can use me as an example of what not to do. I stepped away to take a break without keeping my site current or updates updated.

When I came back it was to a site that had been infected. Site support had only backups of the infected site and wasn't able to do anything.

But fortunately, I had a copy of my site stored to the computer that got me back up and going minus a couple of changes I had made.

keep an updated back up around Just In Case, it could mean losing nothing or losing everything!

Eric
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KDoshi Premium
Thanks Eric. The site is still in its infancy. I just went to to WP and backed it up (Tools-Export-All content).

At some point I will lean to back up themes too....

Thanks. K
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Ketan,

Your question has been answered by Eric ...

Thanks for stopping by!
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for the help :)
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