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How often do you update core/theme/plugins?

We typically schedule plugin updates a few days to weeks after the release of the latest version. This delay allows for a buffer period during which potential issues with the update can be identified and addressed. While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, we consider the following general guidelines:

Regular updates to the WordPress core, themes, and plugins are essential to:

  • Security: Updates often include patches for known vulnerabilities, enhancing the overall security of your website.
  • Stability: Updates can address bugs and improve the stability of your site, preventing unexpected issues.
  • Performance: New features and optimizations introduced in updates can enhance the performance of your website. 


Factors Influencing Update Frequency.

We consider the following factors when deciding how often to update:

  • Security Releases: Immediately update for critical security releases to safeguard your site against potential threats.
  • Regular Maintenance: Schedule routine updates for non-critical releases to maintain the health of your website.
  • Compatibility: We ensure that updates are compatible with your existing themes and plugins to avoid conflicts.


Before applying updates to the live site, BionicWP implements the following testing procedures:

  • Staging Environment:  we test updates in a staging environment to identify and resolve potential issues before affecting the live site.
  • Regression Testing: Verifying that updated components do not adversely impact existing features or functionalities.


If you think your Updates are taking too long, take a look at this article where we explain in detail our Plugin Update Process.


Feel free to reach out for any questions!

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