Originally Posted by easyhostmedia
it is a constant battle to get clients to upgrade to latest versions of any script (not just WP) as they dont understand the security implications.
That is why auto installers tend to have an auto update setting option on the admin as well as the client side.
That way that clients who just press install and think that it "all set" will actually get this. If you set it to auto update by default.
Other than that those who will "uncheck" it will likely know "hey updates are my problem now". Otherwise I would politely advise them to keep their installs up to date.
Now of course plugins/themes are still a "problem" but generally that is under the "okay if I install this then I need to keep this updated".