wordpressIs it just me or is WordPress cranky out new versions much sooner than they used to? I don’t know, it just seems like I update to a new version and shortly after it’s followed by another. But, like I said maybe it’s just me.

Every time there is an update of course you get all the plugin and themes that need updating to go along with one. I swear it’s a lot of work to keep up with all the updates. Not to mention the plugin and theme updates between a WordPress updated.

He’s kind of strange because he will put out several updates over the course of a week or two, then nothing for a month or two.

I just get tired of constantly updating WordPress, plugins, or themes on such a regular basis. I know newer versions of WordPress will automatically update itself, but as far as I am aware plugins and themes do not.

So even if your WordPress automatically updates itself, you are still almost guaranteed to have plugins and themes that need updating. Especially after a major WordPress update.

And if it’s not WordPress it’s your computer, laptop, tablet, phone, etc. It’s never ending and so frequent now it just ticks me off that we need non-stop updates all the time.

Some plugin and theme developers seem to go on an updating binge or something for some reason. For example, I love Yoast Seo, but man that guy can put out some frequent updates.

I think Google Chrome started all of this with their announcement of a rapid release schedule. After that, it seems like everyone else has followed them for some reason because, you know Google is always right and never wrong.


Maybe some of you like all the updates, but it does waste a lot of time as far as I am concerned. It’s not instant. It takes a while to download an update and more time to install the thing. Take that times 10, 20, 30, or more and it’s easy to see that it’s time-consuming.

Like I said maybe it’s just me, or that I am getting older and not so tuned into all this technology and updates like I used to be 20+ years ago.

Shoot Microsoft Windows Home version doesn’t even let you have any control over what gets installed anymore. They just force whatever they want on your computer without your consent. Well they do get your consent legally, but otherwise you couldn’t even use Windows without agreeing to their complex disclaimer, privacy, etc. statements.

So what do you do? Live with it, or don’t use it right? I know quit complaining I don’t have to use it. But, it just irks me more often than not these days.

If all the updates were more along the lines of instant maybe it wouldn’t bother me so much. Nah probably not! It would probably still tick me off to the extreme.

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