How to disable automatic updates for plugins and themes completely?


Since WordPress 5.5 you can activate the automatic updates of plugins and themes, something that will be complemented in WordPress 5.6 with the update of the WordPress core, but we’ll talk about that another day.

plugins with autoupdate option wordpress 5.5
themes with autoupdate option wordpress 5.5

Well, although it is – normally – a good idea to always have everything updated on your WordPress site, not all plugins and themes should be automatically updated, which is the point.

Whether you’re a responsible administrator or maintain someone else’s site, sometimes it’s better to check plugins and themes one by one for updates, see what changes in each version, what dependencies are generated, what possible problems they might generate, and so on.

If you are in one of these profiles, it is very easy to disable the ability to enable or disable automatic updates for WordPress Plugins and Themes.

You just have to resort to the old trick of adding the following constant to your wp-config.php file:

define('AUTOMATIC_UPDATER_DISABLED', true);Code language: JavaScript (javascript)

When you save your changes you will no longer be able to turn on or off automatic updates for plugins and themes in your WordPress.

plugins with no autoupdate option wordpress 5.5
themes with no autoupdate option wordpress 5.5

Read this post in Spanish: ¿Cómo desactivar completamente las actualizaciones automáticas de plugins y temas?

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2 thoughts on “How to disable automatic updates for plugins and themes completely?”

  1. Your information is exactly what I was looking for, so thank you very much for providing it. Would you mind telling me what program you use to create your amazing, fast website? For my business, I also want to create a simple website, but I need help deciding on a name and hosting provider. Asphostportal is reputed to have a stellar reputation. Exist any other options? If so, what would you suggest?

    1. Fernando Tellado

      Hi Anna, we’ve used Astra Theme and the site is hosted in [eafl id="85035" name="Siteground Affiliate" text="SiteGround"]

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