Update core files, plugins and themes
WordPress updates should be managed and not updated in stages – as some may be incompatible with current themes and plugins (which comes first – the chicken or the egg ?). If an update breaks the site then it is easier and quicker to rectify. An update normally has security patches included and should not be ignored or treated lightly.
Core files, themes, plugins and other updates can be ran automatically but as part of the WordPress security maintenance WE do each is stepped through and logged to enable an impact assessment to be carried out.