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.
Feel free to reach out for any questions!