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Does anyone know how to disable auto updates across the whole server. I have several wordpress installations, which have been fine for years (some installed manually and some through the panel) and recently an upgrade to plesk has switched all the WordPress installations to autoupdate, which is causing the config.php of each installation to become corrupted.

I can go through manually and restore from a back up for each, but were talking about a lot of installations.

IS there a way to do turn this off, maybe at the command line?



  1. Check auto updates settings on the following pages:

    Tools & Settings > Application Vault > Update Settings
    Applications > My Apps > WordPress

    Also there are the following command line options:

    /usr/local/psa/bin/server_pref --update -aps-force-updates <true|false>
    /usr/local/psa/bin/server_pref --update -aps-suggest-updates <true|false>
    /usr/local/psa/bin/aps --install ... -aps-force-updates <true|false>
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  2. Configuring and Disabling Automatic WordPress Updates

    You can disable automatic updates in WordPress by adding this line of code in your wp-config.php file:

    define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', false );

    However if you want to receive minor core updates, but disable theme and plugin updates, then you can do so by adding the following filters in your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin.

    Disable automatic WordPress plugin updates:

    add_filter( 'auto_update_plugin', '__return_false' );

    Disable automatic WordPress theme updates:

    add_filter( 'auto_update_theme', '__return_false' );

    Now that you know how to disable automatic updates in WordPress, the question is should you disable it?

    I hope it’s helpful for you ..

    Let me know if you have any concerns for the same.

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