How would you like to go up to a random stranger, hand them your wallet, and expect them not to take anything?
Your doing the same thing with your blog when you install the “WordPress Automatic Upgrade” plugin. Not in a million years would I ever install such a plugin to “Automatically” install the latest version of WordPress for me. Let me break down for you in 2 headlines:
Handing Over The Keys To Your Blog
In order to make such a plugin functional, you type in your “FTP Details”. If the plugin creators wanted, they could own your blog and anyone elses that installed the plugin with a few clicks. The creators say that it is just used to run the plugin, but I’ve learned over time that there are very few things on the internet that don’t have a catch.
You Don’t Learn Anything
By having it automatically install, what do you learn about your WordPress Blog/Web Hosting? They say that practice makes perfect, but this plugin eliminates the purpose of going into your folder and upgrading manually.
Thats just my 2 cents, but apparently 67, 880 people still disagree with me. What are your thoughts on having a plugin upgrade your WordPress for you?