WEBFI-WordPress-How to Disable Automatic Updates in WordPress

NEW VIDEO How to Disable Automatic Updates in WordPress

WordPress can automatically update your website including plugins and themes. Despite the fact they use this mainly for security there is a way to disable this so your site only updates when you’re ready. In this video, we will show you how to disable automatic updates in WordPress.

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Summary of this Tutorial:

The first method would be to install and activate the Disable Updates Manager plugin.

Then go to Settings, Disable Updates Manager to configure.

You can choose what updates to disable and that is all you have to do.

If you don’t want to rely on a plugin you can tweak your wp-config.php file and add code to it.

This will now require you to update your WordPress manually.

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  • Ricardo Junqueira on April 27, 2015

    Great tip! I've been looking around for this for a while! Thank you! Sweet voice as well! 🙂

  • Jeremy Alderton on February 7, 2017

    Thank you. Works perfectly.

  • Aninda Chatterjee on May 1, 2018


  • suman rai on May 7, 2018

    disabling the wordpress does it help to get out of 'maintenance mode ' of any website that i used to visit frequently?

  • Mark Szorady on September 5, 2019

    I can't find this plug-in on my WordPress/Comic press control panel. I'm running version 4.9.11.

  • NEW VIDEO How to Disable Automatic Updates in WordPress

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