I’m delighted to be part of the community. I’m a hobby PHP developer and this is the first time I’ve really used WordPress. Previously I have worked with some (also known) MVC frameworks. I have used WordPress as CMS once before and always updated all plugins that were installed regularly when the dashboard showed me. There were never any problems. The same applies to WordPress itself.
And that’s exactly the point. Because that puzzles me. My main question is: How do I know if I can or should update a plugin (important) and/or theme that is displayed in the dashboard? Couldn’t it theoretically – if I simply update everything – lead to incompatibilities, e.g. between the PHP versions of the plugin and the current WordPress version, etc.? Or if a new update of WordPress is offered in the dashboard, can I simply update it, or can it be that suddenly no plugins work anymore? Is there a compatibility check somewhere in WordPress?
What is the best practice for not having to worry about updates? If you use 15 plugins and one theme, it is difficult to always check every changelog to see if anything might be incompatible.
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