WordPress plugins need updates often, mostly because of security issues. Personally, I have never been in a situation where I didn’t want to update my plugins. Most plugin updates are minor, and often you won’t be able to tell the difference before and after updating. Sounds like this should be automated!
If you have multiple sites that all run multiple plugins, the solution presented in this article will definitely help you save a lot of time and annoyance.
Installing the plugin
The plugin we’re going to install for this purpose, is called ‘Advanced Automatic Updates’ by the Penta.
You can immediately activate the plugin by clicking ‘Activate Plugin’:
The plugin is now installed and running with the default settings. To automatically update plugins, you need to edit these settings.
To access the plugin settings, click ‘Settings’.
Alternatively, you can access this page by clicking ‘Settings’ in the left sidebar, and then clicking ‘Advanced Automatic Updates’.
To activate automatic updates for plugins, check the box in front of ‘Update your plugins automatically’, and click ‘Save Changes’.
Done! No more manual updating required!
Note that the plugin updates aren’t exactly instant, but they will happen automatically.