How To Automate WordPress Updates In Few Minutes

Recently we have published an article on How To Update WordPress Plugins Automatically Without Using Plugin. One of our reader asked is there any process to automate WordPress updates in one go?

Basically, they want to keep update process automatic. By this way, one should not worry about all types of WordPress updates. Whether there is new plugin updates, WordPress theme update and core WordPress update, all should be updated automatically. Keeping everything up-to-date improves the WordPress security.

Fortunately, one plugin is available in WordPress repository called Vevida Optimizer. This plugin keep update process automatic.

That being said, let’s take a look at how to automate WordPress updates using the Vevida Optimizer plugin.

Note: Before doing any kind of updates in WordPress, you should take a website backup first. If in case, any new updates break your site then you can revert website back to the previous version.

Automate WordPress Updates

At first, you need to install and activate the plugin Vevida Optimizer.

Upon activation, you need to visit the Dashboard->Update Settings page. On this page, you will find the option for all types of updates.

Automate WordPress Updates

We can choose the option for automatic updates on this setting page. A user may wish to choose single or multiple plugins for automatic updates.

After each automatic update, the plugin sends a notification to the admin email. We can also set the different email for notifications.

Email notification

Now you don’t need to keep eyes on regular updates. This Plugin will perform updates for you automatically.

There Is More This Plugin Provides

Vevida Optimizer provides more features than just making update process automatic. Below are the two more features this plugin provides.

  • Convert MySQL MyISAM tables to InnoDB
  • Optimize MySQL tables

WordPress software uses MySQL as a database. In past, MySQL uses MyISAM as a default storage engine. Now, the default storage engine is InnoDB. MyISAM is no longer actively developed. If your web hosting has setup InnoDB then you can convert to InnoDB storage engine. We are using Bluehost and they set up the InnoDB engine for our MySQL database.

For conversion into InnoDB tables go to the Tools->Convert MyISAM to InnoDB page and click on the button ‘Convert my MySQL tables’.

MyISAM to InnoDB

Optimizing WordPress database regularly helps to improve site performance. Keeping unwanted data in the database makes your database size large and it hampers the server performance. To optimize the database, go to the Tools->Optimize MySQL database tables page and click on the button ‘Optimize MySQL database tables’.

Optimize Database

That’s it! It’s all about how to automate WordPress updates and more features this plugin provides. Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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