Take a pause when updating your WordPress website
For some time now WordPress has made it possible to update to the latest version automatically. Now in their most recent update you can do the same with any plugins that are activated on your website. While this sounds like a great function for your website, it’s not and I’ll tell you why.
It’s really simple, the first thing you should never do is immediately update your website to the newest WordPress version when it’s released and I understand that may not make sense to some people. But the reason is that there could be an issue with one of your plugins if it hasn’t been tested with the newest version of WordPress.
Instead, the best thing to do is wait a week or more to make sure all of the plugins on your website are compatible with the newest version of WordPress. And the way to make sure they’re compatible is to wait for the developers to update their plugins because whenever there is a new version of WordPress an update is typically required. Now there is a chance the plugin won’t need to be updated and in that case you can always check with the developer to make sure their plugin doesn’t have any issues with the newest version of WordPress.
Now if you do update to a newer WordPress version and it causes an issue with some of your plugins and you’re unable to deactivate them on the back end of your site, you can deactivate them by going through your cPanel.
Also if you have an issue with a plugin that you’ve recently updated, you can easily roll it back to a previous version with the WP Rollback plugin.
At the end of the day, the best thing to do is to always back up your website prior to updating anything so if you do have any issues you can restore the previous version of your site prior to the updates.