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  1. rodsalm
    rodsalm December 4, 2012 at 19:36 | | Reply

    Whoa. I advise caution on this one. Yes, keep your plugins up to date, no, don’t do it automatically. I’ve had a update to a very common plugin break my site (white screen) and I had to disable it until the next fix came through (a week later). Epic fail on their part, and it could have been much worse if it was an essential plugin. I’m more of a test first, then keep em upgraded kinda person now.

    ­Rod Salm
    Death At Your Door, a weekly webcomic about Death trying to live a life.

  2. Paulund (@paulund_)
    Paulund (@paulund_) December 4, 2012 at 22:15 | | Reply

    Good luck with using something like that. Your putting a lot of trust in an outside developer. I won’t put any of my sites on auto update. I won’t even put the core on an auto update, what if they deprecate loads of functions some of your plugins are using? When uploading the core always take a backup, read the release notes and test after an update.

  3. Gary
    Gary December 7, 2012 at 03:34 | | Reply

    I’m the author of Automatic Updater, it’s great to see it generating these discussions! :)

    I agree that automatically updating everything isn’t for everyone, but you should be planning ahead for automatic updates of WordPress Core, at least, which will be making its way in over the next few versions:
    http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/22704

    Feedback from various site admins seems to be that automatically updating everything is a viable option, provided you have a carefully curated list of plugins that aren’t likely to cause White Screens.

  4. Ryan Hellyer
    Ryan Hellyer December 7, 2012 at 19:40 | | Reply

    I use SVN for auto updates. It’s faster and more reliable. Plus it gives you the ability to downgrade super fast if it breaks.

  5. Theo
    Theo January 14, 2013 at 18:05 | | Reply

    I really like your blog, articles, plugins,… but I think this plugin will break a lot of websites.
    If people wants a plugin for updates, i think they have already some plugins installed. Hope for them, these are compatible.

  6. Josh Mallard
    Josh Mallard January 14, 2013 at 18:38 | | Reply

    I can think of a couple of sites that I manage that this would be great for! They’re simple sites with no advanced functionality and utilizing some of the most common plugins.

    However, I’d probably cower away from using it at the first sign of issue since I don’t typically check these sites more than once a month.

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