I recently had a request from a client who was interested in updating their WordPress Plugins themselves. At the time, the possibility of auto-updating was raised. I did a search and found – https://wordpress.org/plugins/stops-core-theme-and-plugin-updates/ which can be configured to automate the updates of other plugins.
The only potential gotcha here is if a plugin update “breaks” the site. i.e causes a conflict with WordPress or other plugins and therefore has the site working incorrectly in some way. If you did not get back to check the site, you would not know there was an issue until you next checked the site yourself, or if someone contacted you to let you know. Continue Reading →