Disable WordPress Automatic Updates

wordpress-logo-notext-rgbWordPress Automatic updates were  introduced in WordPress 3.7, this means most sites are now able to automatically apply these updates in the background.By default, automatic updates are only enabled for minor core releases and translation files, if you’re on WordPress 3.9.0 and version 3.9.1 is released the application will auto update itself. We will have to update WordPress manually when major version is release, e.g WordPress 4.0

Currently, WordPress don’t have configuration option for Automatic Updates on dashboard, we only do this by defining constants in wp-config.php

The solution is easy,add the following to wp-config file to completely disable all types of automatic updates, core or otherwise


Above code also works when we want to update WordPress manually and have more control of the update process


WordPress Codex entry here

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Disable WordPress Automatic Updates
How to disable WordPress Automatic Updates