If your website runs on WordPress you probably know that it must be kept up-to-date or you risk being infected by hacker-injected malware and a host of other security issues.
I think WordPress updated the core twice in the past 30 days. Plugins get updated all the time.
The #1 reason WordPress websites get compromised and hacked is because of outdated core software or outdated plugins.
Best Practice WordPress management requires you to:
- Keep the core WordPress software up-to-date.
- Keep any WordPress plugins you are using up-to-date.
The best way I have found to stay on top of WordPress updates is to use the WP Updates Notifier plugin (link below). It works great and it’s free!
When a WordPress core update or a plugin at your WordPress website needs attention, the plugin notifies you via email.
This plugin is easy to install from your WordPress Dashboard | Plugins | Add New.
It meets my requirements for a “give-it-a-try” plugin:
- 4.2 stars out of 5
- 40,000+ active installs
- Updated by the developer in the past year
Here is the plugin in the WordPress plugin repository: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-updates-notifier/