Should I update plugins myself ?

Yes. Occasionally you may have noticed when logging into your WordPress Dashboard little red circles with numbers in them in the left hand menu bar, or an invitation to update WordPress “Please update now”, or GeneratePress “Update now”. This means that updates are available which haven’t been installed.

Normally you don’t have to worry about updates as WordPress, GeneratePress or Plugin updates are carried out automatically thanks to the “Advanced Automatic Update” plugin but sometimes for whatever reason an automatic update fails hence the red circles.

There is no risk to your website you carrying out the update yourself, and it’s good security practice to keep all the plugins and WordPress up to date, so if you do see the red circles click on the option next to them (plugins…) and click “Update now”. Also feel free to update WordPress whenever prompted to – you don’t need to do a backup of the website before doing this.

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