One of the tasks I least enjoy when working with WordPress is the chore of updating core, plugins and themes.
A plugin I’ve found recently actually solve this problem, albeit depending on how you set it, it’s a case of ‘living on the edge’ when using it. The reason is that there is always a slight possibility that an upgrade can break your site.
Abid Arwal actually explains the process of how updating WordPress works in an article on WP Tuts Plus, and its a very interesting read.
But let’s talk about the plugin itself:
Automatic Updater keeps your WordPress install up to date with the latest releases automatically, as soon as the update is available.
While this will be useful for the vast majority of sites, please exercise caution, particularly if you have any custom themes or plugins running on your site.
You should also be aware that this will only work on WordPress installs that have the appropriate file permissions to update through the web interface – it will not work if you usually FTP updates to your server.
There are some Actions and Filters provided, check the Documentation for more details.
What do you think about these plugins? Would you be willing to use them on your sites? Is the trade-off between convenience-peace of mind worth it?
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