How to Disable WordPress Automatic Updates

WordPress 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, and  the application will auto update itself if you’re on WordPress 3.9.0 when  version 3.9.1 come out. 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. Below code also works when we want to update WordPress manually, want to have more control of the update process


WordPress Codex entry here


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