Today there was a major bug (or major inconvenience) in Wordpress’ auto-updating strategy.
Wordpress now updates itself to minor versions. It’s supposed to only do 5.5.1 > 5.5.2 meaning that it is usually bug fixes, and not new features or breaking changes. A developer accidentally pushed to every Wordpress site version WordPress 5.5.3-alpha-49449.
This put a majority of Wordpress users sites on an alpha version, and also automatically installed a plugin, plus 10 themes (twenty-ten to twenty-twenty).
Installatron actually disables WordPress’s automatic update feature with a wp-config.php flag so that it can handle updates directly in the system (and subsequently take a backup before an update). Because of that I’d expect impact on DoOO (and pretty much all of Reclaim Hosting) to be fairly minimal as it would only have happened to installs that were not done through Installatron which is incredibly small. Hopefully WordPress figures out a way to push a fix for those users, what a nightmare.