WordPress 5.5 Will Introduce Auto-Updates for Themes and Plugins via @MattGSouthern

WordPress 5.5 Will Introduce Auto-Updates for Themes and Plugins via @MattGSouthern

ADVERTISEMENT The upcoming WordPress 5.5 update will expand the content management system’s auto-updating capabilities to themes and plugins. Currently, auto-updating is only available for the WordPress CMS core. Soon, when a stable version of WordPress 5.5 rolls out to everyone, themes and plugins can be set to update automatically as well. Presumably, the auto-update functionality is being extended to themes and plugins in an effort to prevent site hacks. Just a couple of weeks ago we published a story about 8 popular WordPress plugins being exploited by hackers. In each instance, hackers were able to gain control of a site by exploiting a vulnerability in the plugin. Vulnerabilities, such as […]