Auto-update functionality can save time and work when used correctly for specific tools being used on your website. Even though most updates are generally safe, you may only want to select specific tools and plugins to auto-update. We do recommend that you disable automatic updates for WordPress.
The plugins we generally recommend turning on automatic updates for include
- a high-quality, trusted SEO plugin
- the IDX that is powering the home search and MLS listings on the website (Showcase IDX)
- plugins from other trusted companies.
How To Enable Auto-Updates
The process for enabling auto-updates is generally the same for all plugins in WordPress.
Go to Plugins in your WordPress dashboard, find Showcase IDX, and click on Enable Auto-Updates, which will be on the right-hand side, beside the plugin description.
For a comprehensive look into updating plugins and themes, read this blog post.