Plugin and Theme Updates Are Automatic?

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I am wondering if the plugins and themes are upgraded automatically or is it something I have to do by myself?

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I believe that by default auto-updates are disabled. But you can enabled them by following the steps here:

  • Go to your WordPress admin area
  • Click on Plugins » Installed Plugins
  • There you’ll see the list of all your installed plugins
  • Next to each plugin there is a button called Enable auto-updates
  • Click that button to enable auto-updates

Hope that this helps. Best, Bobby