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This may be a topic that gets repeated a bit in the near future, the automatic updates which I wrote of last week, are just not as family friendly as we would all like. The depth and breadth of the post by Matt Barry for Wordfence is an absolute must read, WordPress Auto-Updates: What do you have to lose? Well actually a lot but depends on who you are: “Unattended auto-updating of any code base is not without possible problems, and WordPress themes and plugins are not unique in this respect. Even attended updates can present difficulties. When the health and safety of your site is at stake, making an informed decision is critical.” This is exactly why companies like WP Engine acquire, integrate, or build visual regression testing solutions (WP Engine acquires Perfect Dashboard) like Diffy.