Automatic Updates of WordPress Plugins and Themes with WordPress 5.5

With version 5.5, WordPress introduces the functionality of automatic plugin and theme updates. Now, it is possible to automate the updates for each WordPress plugin and each WordPress theme (design) and to switch them on or off individually.

Even with this new WordPress functionality, IONOS will continue to take care of the security and up-to-dateness of your WordPress installation in the usual way. To keep it as easy and reliable as possible for our WordPress customers in Managed Mode, we have activated all updates in Managed Mode.

In Standard Mode, you still have all the options and can activate the updates according to your requirements. Since updates not only provide new features but also fix security vulnerabilities and thus protect your WordPress installation, you should consider using this feature for all updates.