In some ways, the World Wide Web is still the wild west. There’s still “gold in them thar hills,” but there are plenty of bandits waiting there to rob you as well. They’re called hackers, and your WordPress site is such a popular platform that it will draw them in like flies. So, with that in mind, you need to ask yourself how safe you think your website is? If you’ve got any doubts at all about your current security, then maybe the Smart Updates under WP Toolkit will help you worry less.

Is updating WordPress low on your to-do list?

WordPress brings out regular updates to keep hackers at bay, but lots of users never think to keep their site current and safe by implementing them. A Smart Updates would do that for them, but so many just don’t install security updates, which is dangerous. It’s not that they’re always being lazy or careless though. Some users worry the applying updates might cause their websites to break, which means unhappy customers and lost revenue, so you can’t really blame them for being reluctant. They’ve probably heard the old saying, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.”

WP Toolkit – site security on autopilot

The other thing that may well discourage people from getting WordPress updates is the amount of time it takes to install them. If you don’t use a WP Toolkit, you could be making life difficult for yourself, because there’s a lot of work to be done, like backing up WordPress instances ( read more about WordPress backup solutions ), copying WordPress to a test stage (because you never mess with your live site!) running the update, testing it, moving it to production, retesting, cleaning it up, and then dealing with a bunch of niggling things you never expected.

Smart Updates is included in the WP Toolkit. It gets on with all this stuff so that you don’t have to, and is a firm favorite with the many other web professionals who use it.

Smart Updates on Plesk’s WordPress Toolkit

Plesk Smart Updates on WP Toolkit keeps your WordPress sites up to date without keeping you awake. We think of it as a stress buster as much as a technical solution! Smart Updates stages a simulation to make sure that every update is going to run happily on your system, so there won’t be any nasty surprises when it comes time to apply it to your live working environment.

What WP Toolkit Smart Updates does

Just switch on and let Smart Updates decide if the planned update is going to cripple your live working site or function with no drama. If a potential problem is picked up WP Toolkit will let you know with an email that describes the exact nature of the problem and screenshots to help you visualize it. This gives you the choice and control that you need to manage your site effectively. If you want to cross your fingers and apply the changes, then you can. If you’d rather be cautious and not, then at least you know why you’re doing it. WordPress Toolkit will always keep you in the loop about unwanted line breaks, missing pages or corrupted visuals, giving you enough information to make smarter choices.