Update Notifications

You need to keep your WordPress site updated at all times. The Update Notifications plugin sends you an email when updates are available for your WordPress, plugins or themes.

Plugin Page: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/update-notifications/

Why Update Notifications Are Important

As soon as an update is released anyone can see why the update was released.

The sooner you update the sooner you close any security holes that are now public knowledge.

How You Complete This Security Checkpoint

You need to be informed about updates to core WordPress, plugins and themes.

The Update Notifications plugin has given the best results in our testing. If you wish you can also try some of the other plugins mentioned in the Further Resources section.

  • Add and Activate the plugin.
    The default settings will work for most sites, but you can modify the configuration in case you want more email addresses to be notified for example.
    Default Settings

  • Important! If you use a WordPress Plugin which is not in the WordPress Plugin Directory make sure they have a mailing list for updates and get on the list.

Further Resources

Other plugins in the same category:

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