Plugins are constantly updated to keep the code scripts healthy and less bugs to your core technologies that you are using example joomla , drupal or wordpress. Most highly maintained plugins are activated with new levels of updates every week , month and year. If the plugins are active they are usually updated every week. If the plugins are dying then it is updated yearly with few support developers. And if the plugins is dead then their is no update at all or they called don’t care at all . Make a smile if you see updates on your website plugins.
Plugins give benefits for new feature and can speed up the processing level of your website. The exhausting part when you make updates is when your website are crush down due to errors in the databases this requires time if you are not on expert or master level. The best practice is always backup your website every week or monthly. The more information you put on on your website the higher you need to give priority time to backup.
The security level of your website plugins needs updated weekly or monthly because every code that are constructed inside the box plugins has a loopholes so updates are necessary specially for security reasons.
The more information you put on on your website the higher you need to give priority time to backup.