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Can I make changes to autoinstalled code and still receive security updates?

The project provides autoinstallers for many common web applications. As with any other application you run on the platform, you can freely make changes.

However, changes can present a potential issue for our security updates.
Sometimes, our updater can merge changes you make with the changes needed to update to the next version. However, sometimes your changes will conflict with changes in the new version. When that happens, sometimes the team will merge the changes by hand, but in some cases you may need to do the upgrade yourself.

It is also possible that changes might be subtly incompatible, breaking your site. While we do some basic testing on updates, we do not guarantee success.

If you are particularly concerned about these issues, you should either opt-out of updates or not make changes to autoinstalled application code.

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