It turns out that the Jetpack plugin updated itself to version 9.8 without asking permission, without intervention or information to the site administrator, and even if automatic plugin updates were disabled. But why? And how?
WordPress 5.6, available from December 8th, 2020, includes the ability to easily set up automatic updates in the background, without user intervention, not only for major versions, but also for minor versions.
Since WordPress 5.5 we have available the automatic updates of plugins and themes, but also the emails that are sent each time they are made. Well, let’s see how to turn off these annoying emails…
Since WordPress 5.5 you can activate the automatic updates of plugins and themes. But if you want to disable that feature for whatever reason, we got your back.
From WordPress 5.5 you can turn automatic updates for plugins and themes on or off. If you prefer to control the automatic updates yourself, I recommend you to read this