WordPress has developed a lot in the recent years and has become a fully featured content management system that any organization, institute or individual can rely on to create an online presence. WordPress allows its user to create an online presence without any prior knowledge to programming. The functionality of WordPress would be extended by the use of plugins.
Many times the webmaster would like to disable automatic updates for WordPress and that might be attributed to many reasons; for example If you use managed hosting to run your WordPress site, the hosting provider probably does updates for you. They would want to make sure that the new version works fine on their particular environment before applying the update. If you are running many plugins or a custom theme, you may want to delay updating to the new version of WordPress until the plugin/theme developers make their changes to comply with the new release.
This post will present a step by step guide on how to disable automatic updates without the use of any plugins. of course before starting you should backup your files before starting in case anything went wrong.
Step One: Go to your website and log into your WordPress dashboard (www.example.com/wp-admin) and enter your credentials, then enter the dashboard.
Step Two: In your dashboard enter the Appearance menu.
Step Three: In the Appearance menu, go to the “Editor” tab.
Step Four: Open the function.php file at the right hand side of the screen and copy and paste the following code in it.
- If you want to disable automatic updates to themes only then copy and paste the following code:
If you want to disable automatic updates to plugins only then copy and paste the following code:
If you want to disable automatic updates to the core files of only then copy and paste the following code:
And that was how you would disable automatic updates for your WordPress core files, plugins and theme without the use of any plugin.