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WordPress automatic core updates and git : Making it work, like a fox

WordPress’s automatic core updates feature is an amazing boon to security. The WordPress core team is quick to squash vulnerabilities as it is, and automatic core updates mean that potential vulnerabilities are resolved on your own site before you even know they exist.

WordPress updating itself does create a challenge in git workflows though. The main problem is that typical git workflows can be broken by code changes taking place…