WordPress 5.5 introduced a new feature that allows you to set some plugins to automatically update. For a security plugin this is essential as each release can contain security fixes, improvements to the protection of your website as well as many more.
We recommend you enable auto-updating for Security Ninja. With this enabled your WordPress website will check a few times a day for any updates and automatically update.
How to enable auto-updates for Security Ninja
There are two ways to enable automatic background updates.
1 – Let the plugin enable it for you
The plugin will show a notice (every 30 days) asking you to enable auto-updates.
The notice is shown every 30 days, so if you dismiss the notice, you can also enable updates manually in WordPress.
2 – Enable updates manually
Go to the Plugins page and scroll down the list of plugins until you find the Security Ninja. To the right of the plugin should be a little link to “Enable auto-updates”.
If this is not visible, you are running an older version of WordPress or your webhost has disabled this feature.
How to disable auto-updates
If you want to disable the auto-update again you can go to the Plugins page, and on the list of enabled plugins click the “Disable auto-updates” link.