Not updating WordPress plugins? Your site may get hacked!

dailydose
#1

A new WordPress user often ignore few common task such as not taking backup, or updating plugins. Sometime, this result in getting site hacked.

Common reason why a WordPress user hate updating a plugin?

  • They don’t know plugin updates comes with bug fixes, improvement, security path, etc.

  • Feeling lazy or afraid of breaking website

Affect of not updating

  • Your site may be buggy and vulnerable to attack. If you don’t want so, please see below solution.

Solution

  • Click on plugin View details > Look at changelogs to understand why need to be updated
  • Check support forum to ensure there is no issue with latest version
  • Click on Update.
  • As possible as, keep less plugins
  • Don’t store deactivated plugins.

Shortcut tip

This filter tells WordPress automatic updater to automatically install plugin updates when they’re available.

add_filter( 'auto_update_plugin', '__return_true' );

#DailyDose

Thanks & Regards,
Gulshan

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#2

Thanks. I run my site locally, update any plugins first on it and then update it on my live site, to be on the safe side :slight_smile:

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