Should you enable the automatic update of plugins? WordPress 5.5 makes this an option next week

R0binHood

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Good blog post here from Wordfence, a WordPress security plugin about the pros and cons of allowing automatic updates of plugins and how the feature works in WP.


It's definitely a decision that needs to be made on a plugin by plugin basis. I'm glad they're giving the option to enable it selectively per plugin.

The new ACP integration of a plugin marketplace for IPS should probably monitor this to see how it pans out. In the meantime I hope one day we can get a proper 3rd party plugin repo for XF and notification of updates in the ACP with one click updates.
 

Alpha1

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Very nice to see that coming. Hopefully they will add a delay function, so that you can automatically install updates of trusted plugins 1 month after release and always skip version x.x.0
 
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