Checking update compatibility in WordPress

In this article, we will introduce you to the Background Update Tester plugin for WordPress to allow you to ensure that you are able to automatically update your WordPress site with ease.

Installing the WordPress Background Update Tester plugin

The Background Update Tester plugin is very simple and extremely easy to install. In the next steps, we will walk you through the installation process. If you already have the plugin installed, you can skip ahead to the next steps.

  1. First, log into your WordPress dashboard.

  2. Next, you will need to locate the WordPress Background Update Tester plugin. To do so, first click on Plugins on the left side menu, then click on Add New. Once here, you will be able to search for the plugin. Entering “Background Update Tester” into the search box should generate the search results that you are looking for with the desired plugin as the first result.

  3. Next, click on the link that says “Install Now”. WordPress will now automatically handle the installation of the Background Update Tester Plugin. Once complete, click on “Activate Plugin”. The plugin will then activate and you are ready to continue on with the next steps.

Using the WordPress Background Update Tester plugin

Now that the Background Update Tester plugin is successfully installed on your Wordpres dashboard, all you will have to do is navigate to it. To access it, just click on Updates to the top left of your WordPress dashboard, then click on Update Tester.

Once you have accessed the Update Tester page, the Background Update Tester plugin will then automatically check over your site to ensure that it is fully capable of receiving automatic updates.

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