How to Disable Automatic Background Updates for WordPress Core

The following process works with all WordPress versions after version 3.7. There are several other options for disabling automatic background updates for WordPress including but not limited to: utilizing Jetpack with WordPress.com and utilizing WordPress plugins.


Turning off Automatic Background Updates in this fashion means that WordPress will not automatically update whenever a newmajor or minor release is available.

Disabling Automatic Background Updates via wp-config.php

Navigate to your root WordPress directory (in this case: /home/example/public_html) and edit the wp-config.php file:

vim wp-config.php


or

vim /home/example/public_html/wp-config.php


Add the following to the file:

/* Disable Automatic Background Updates for WordPress Core */
define( ‘WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE’, false );


In this case, I added the above code just above:

/* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */


Then exit and save the file with the command :wq .

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