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WPO: How to Change 'WordPress Automatic Updates' Settings
WPO: How to Change 'WordPress Automatic Updates' Settings

This article will provide a step-by-step guide on how to adjust your WordPress Automatic Updates settings.

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Written by Baber Khan
Updated over a week ago

WordPress Automatic Updates Settings are configuration options in WordPress to manage automatic updates for WordPress core, plugins, themes, and translations.

These settings allow you to enable or disable automatic updates for each category based on your preferences.

Below we will show you how to adjust your automatic updates settings.

Step #1: Sign into your WPO portal. Navigate to "Site Details" from the left-hand side.

Step #2: Select your domain from the list.

Step #3: Select "WordPress" and then click "Automatic Updates".

Step #4: You can click the blue button in the "WP Core Automatic Updates" section to adjust your settings. It will show your current configuration on the button already.

Let's break down what each option signifies:

  1. Minor: With minor updates enabled and development/major updates disabled (default option), you stay up to date with important security releases. This option is generally safe and should not cause compatibility issues with plugins or themes.

  2. Enabled: Enabling this option allows for all types of updates—development, minor, and major. Be cautious, as it may introduce compatibility concerns or conflicts with plugins/themes, but ensures you receive the latest features and improvements.

  3. Disabled: Disabling updates altogether (development, minor, and major) can be risky as it leaves your WordPress installation vulnerable to security vulnerabilities and deprives you of new features and bug fixes. Use this option sparingly and consider manual updates as an alternative.

Please note: If you have any questions whatsoever regarding WordPress automatic updates, please get in touch with our team!

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