WordPress Update Services

All plugin, theme and core file updates fully managed with a 99.996% success rate.

WP Buffs are your experts for Managed WordPress Updates. No longer worry about updates causing errors or conflicts on your site. Our team can fully manage and perform your needed updates safely and keep your site working properly.

Managed WordPress Updates Services

Our expert engineers will safely update your core files, themes, and plugins weekly


📅 Weekly updates

Our team updates all of your core files, plugins, and themes in your WordPress site every single week and monitor for problematic updates.

📝 Full summary

Get full transparency into updates, uptime, backups, and traffic (sample here). Performance and security also included if applicable. White-label reports available too.

👌 Choose what gets updated

Have a legacy theme or plugins? We’ll add them to the no-update list until we find a solution to help you move forward with them. 

☔ Safe procedures

We do a manual and automated comparison of your website before and after we perform updates to ensure nothing is negatively impacting the site.

🕒 Perfect timing

We’ll make your updates during low-traffic hours to make sure nothing ever goes wrong during prime time or impacts the site performance negatively.

💻 Works with 1 or 1000 sites

Just have a single website? Managing several, or even hundreds, of websites? We can help keep all of your sites updated regularly and securely.

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Benefits of Using Managed Updates

Having our engineers manage your WP updates ensures site safety and security

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🔄 Automatic vs. Manual

Automatic updates from Managed WP hosts can be helpful, but they don’t always protect against updates causing unwanted changes on the site or help with resolving plugin conflicts. Having our experts manage your updates each week keeps your site updated in a safe and secure way that is reviewed in real-time.

🐘 PHP Updates

Is your site running on an older version of PHP? Our Managed WordPress Updates service could help with updating your site’s PHP version. If you are using a Managed WP host that allows PHP version management, we can perform the updates to your site as part of our monthly maintenance packages.

⚙️ Available for Custom Sites

If you have a site built with a custom theme or custom plugin, you know that updates can be tricky at times. With our Custom and Custom Pro plans though, you can have our team ensure safe WP updates that run smoothly and work properly alongside your custom themes or plugins on your site.

🎩 White-label Updates

Are you an agency that has multiple client sites needing to be regularly updated and managed? Our white-label plans allow you to offer weekly managed WordPress updates to your clients under your own branding, complete with weekly white-labeled reports, backups, and emergency support.

🌎 Comes with 24/7 support

Our team is 24/7 including weekends so if an update goes rogue, we’ll handle it immediately. 

✏️ Gutenberg support

We’ll help you upgrade to the new editor and avoid any scary incompatibility headaches with ease. 

Care Plans that Include Managed Updates

Premium WordPress Updates Services that keep your site running

Get our WordPress Updates Services in one of our maintenance plans, which include other services for emergency support, backups, 24/7 monitoring, and, optionally, speed optimization, unlimited edits, security, and more. All of your WordPress technical needs met by our engineers in our monthly or yearly flat-rate packages.



For Standard WP
Site Maintenance
  • Managed Updates


For WP Sites Needing
Edits and Security
  • Managed Updates


For Advanced Functionality
WP Sites
  • Managed Updates


For Custom Coded
WP Sites
  • Managed Updates

Custom Pro

For Custom Sites with
Advanced Functionality
  • Managed Updates

Included in all Care Plans

Our WordPress Updates Services are in all of our packages, and work perfectly with our Weekly Reports and Daily Backups that are also included in all plans. The reports provide you with details every week on how your site was updated and the status of paused updates.

Great for Advanced and Custom Sites

Our updates services are great at keeping your site running with the latest WP software, especially for sites that have advanced or custom functionality and need the extra attention. Never stress about an update again, have your site managed by our experts.

Have Our Experts Take Care of Your Site

See Our Care Plans

Our monthly packages include speed optimization, unlimited edits, ongoing security, emergency support, weekly maintenance, and more services.

Get Matched with a Care Plan

Answer a few questions about your business and your websites, and our tool will provide you with a recommended WordPress package.

Frequently Asked Managed Updates Questions

Common Q's we get about our WordPress Managed Updates Services


WordPress updates are changes made to code. This may be the code of the core WordPress software, your theme, or your plugins.

WordPress updates show up in your admin dashboard as a bright red notification. They signal that software you have installed, whether activated or deactivated, is in need of a refresh.

With just a few clicks, you can push an update from a developer to your WordPress website. But we highly recommend taking safety precautions like doing a full backup of your site before doing updates, performing updates on a staging site first, or simply having your webmaster manage all your updates.

Every piece of software installed on your server must be kept up-to-date if you want your site to run in tip-top shape. This is why you use tools built by trustworthy developers and designers who are accountable to their software and keep it updated on a regular basis.

There are a number of reasons why a WordPress developer might see fit to update the code of their software and send it over to your website:

  • Security patches: code is highly susceptible to infiltration and infection, which is why you’ll often see security updates issued for the purposes of patching bugs.
  • Performance upgrades: even if you’ve installed well-trusted and well-reviewed plugins and themes, performance can degrade over time as software or code becomes obsolete. Performance patches are issued to ensure that your WordPress software doesn’t have a negative effect on speed.
  • New features: the web is always changing, which is why any good developer (including those behind WordPress itself) will pay attention to changing trends. As they change, it’s crucial to keep software in line so that websites may continue to align with the modern user experience.

Your WordPress updates are performed on a weekly basis. What’s more, they are safely handled by WP Buffs during low-traffic hours, ensuring that updates have not adversely affected the security, performance, or user experience of your site. We’re also happy to perform the updates on your staging server before pushing them live for another layer of security.

WordPress automates some of its core updates, especially the more critical ones. The rest, however, it leaves to its users to handle.

You can do this by logging into WordPress and pushing each plugin, theme, or core update through manually. You can automate the process with a plugin. Or you can use a WordPress management tool to handle updates for numerous websites simultaneously.

That said, updates don’t always go smoothly. Code in one piece of software can conflict with others, causing part of your website to break or the whole thing to go down entirely. Updates also have the potential to cause unwanted or unexpected changes on the front end of your site. Without some handholding and close monitoring of each update, your visitors may be left befuddled when they unexpectedly encounter a misaligned page or broken plugin functionality.

Granted, you have backups to rescue you if such a thing should occur. But your best bet is to outsource this to WP Buffs update service for WordPress included in our care plans.

Flexibility that Scales with You

White-label Plans

24/7 support under your own branding with our ongoing care plans for WordPress sites.


Speed optimization

You can fully trust our engineers to achieve loading times under 2 seconds.


WordPress Backups

Your cloud backups of core files and databases are fully managed with Amazon S3 and 1-click restore.


Unlimited Website Edits

Your personal technical team will make changes that you need on your WordPress site.


Ongoing Security

Finally, a team you can fully trust to protect WordPress and keep user data private.


24/7 Emergency Support

Your website is checked over 1,000 times a day. We are notified within seconds if it's down.