Keeping WordPress Secure – Automatic Updates
Over the upcoming weeks, we will be looking at ways to keep WordPress Secure. WordPress, is an extremely common and well known Content Management System, but can be become very unsecure if you don’t maintain it correctly. Follow some of the simple steps we will be sharing to keep your site secure.
Automatically update WordPress Core
This solution may not be for everyone however, automatic updates might be a good option for those who want to take a more hands-off approach to site management but want a secure site.
Ever since WordPress 3.7, minor WordPress updates can now happen automatically. But major updates are still something you need to approve. You can insert a bit of code into your wp-config.php file to configure your site to install major core updates automatically.
# Enable all core updates, including minor and major:
define( ‘WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE’, true );
It doesn’t get much simpler. Just insert this in the file and major core updates will happen in the background without the need for your approval.
If you need help with this, contact us and we can help!