I'm the founder and owner of Linchpin a Digital Agency based here in little Rhody.
I'm an Entrepreneur, Plugin Developer, Workaholic, Lover of Process that makes sense + automation for busy work.
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* Community Trusted. Commercial Plugins.
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It's a lot to think about for site owners, freelancers or even smaller agency
If I don't want to do all that stuff?
How difficult is it going to be for me to implement this feature.
How difficult is it going to be to the end user.
How difficult for admins
Can either the client or I afford this feature
Alleviates many of the challenges of maintaining secure infrastructure.
So you don't have to and some also manage WordPress
Backups and Restore Points
Many Managed and Non Managed hosting providers have this as an option
There are TONS of free and premium plugins in the WordPress.org repo that have this functionality
Some times it's easy as following a few of YOUR OWN trusted sources
active and innactive
You can give each update more scrutiny. You have an opportunity to pick and choose what gets updated. You know step by step what is updated and when
More hands off. Automated updates can some times go wrong and you don't know when it happens
define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', true ); For plugins, use: add_filter( 'auto_update_plugin', '__return_true' ); For themes, use: add_filter( 'auto_update_theme', '__return_true' );
Some times things get missed