Configuring Automatic Background Updates

This post is intended to help developers configure WordPress.  The following lines of code can be added to wp-config.php to enable/disable ( replace ‘true’ with ‘false’) updates to the WordPress core and/or plugins.

File name:  wp-config.php

Constant to Enable All Updates

  • To ensure that all types of automatic updates are completed, core or otherwise, add the following to your wp-config.php file:

Constant to Configure Core Updates

  • To enable automatic updates for major releases or development purposes, the place to start is with the WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE constant. Defining this constant one of three ways allows you to blanket-enable, or blanket-disable several types of core updates at once.


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