Disable WordPress Core & Plugins & Themes Update Check and Notification

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WordPress 2.3 has added a new feature which automatically check if any update is available for the plugins installed and/or used in the WordPress blog. The feature also check for updates of WordPress core. In addition, WordPress 2.8 also introduces update checks for themes. But WordPress does not include an option in preference to disable core, plugins and/or themes update checking. It’s easy to implement, and likely to be added in the next WordPress release. However, if you need to disable update checks for WordPress core, installed plugins and themes now, there are plugins that allow you to do so.

WordPress Plugin Update Notification

You may want to disable WordPress core, plugins and/or themes updates check for privacy concern, as each check will send over the installed plug-ins, themes and the versions info on your blog over to WordPress server. However, it’s a minor issue. Most likely you will want to disable the automatic update check and notifications if you want too many blogs that is on the same version and use the same plugins and/or themes, thus no need the feature to active in all blogs. Beside, it’s also possible that you purposely stay on the older WordPress version, and use an older plugin for compatibility and doesn’t want them to be upgraded.

There are several plugins that are able to stop WordPress from checking for updates automatically.

Disable All WordPress Updates

This plugin completely disables the theme, plugin and core update checking system in WordPress. The plugin prevents WordPress from checking for updates including cronjobs, and prevents any notifications from being displayed.

Download Disable All WordPress Updates plugin from WordPress.org.

Disable All WP Updates

Disables all WordPress updates and update checks. This includes WordPress core, WordPress plugin and WordPress theme update checks.

Download Disable All WP Updates plugin from WordPress.org.

Disable WordPress Core Updates

Completely disables the core update checking system in WordPress. This prevents WordPress from checking for core updates, and prevents any notifications from being displayed in the admin area. Ideal for administrators of multiple WordPress installations.

Download Disable WordPress Core Updates plugin from WordPress.org.

Disable WordPress Theme Updates

Completely disables the theme update checking system in WordPress 2.8 and later. The plugin prevents WordPress from checking for updates, and prevents any notifications from being displayed on the Themes page. Ideal for administrators of multiple WordPress installations.

Download Disable WordPress Theme Updates plugin from WordPress.org.

Disable WordPress Plugin Updates

Completely disables the plugin update checking system in WordPress. The plugin prevents WordPress from checking for updates, and prevents any notifications from being displayed on the Plugins page. Ideal for administrators of multiple WordPress installations.

Download Disable WordPress Plugin Updates plugin from WordPress.org.

Disable WP All Updates Advance

Disable all your WordPress updates as well as notifications for the same that includes WordPress core, themes and plugins. It will prevent your WordPress to check for new updates for them all. This plugin is ideal for whom who have customized WordPress / theme / plugins to work with existing WordPress version and won’t break site after update.

Download Disable WP All Updates Advance plugin from WordPress.org.

Disable WP Core Updates Advance

Disable all your WordPress core updates as well as notifications for the same. It will prevent your WordPress to check for new updates. This plugin is ideal for whom who have customized and enable theme / plugins to work with existing WordPress version and won’t break site at time of WordPress core update.

Download Disable WP Core Updates Advance plugin from WordPress.org.

WP Disables Updates

WP Disables Updates allow you to disables plugin or themes or WordPress core updates.

Download WP Disables Updates plugin from WordPress.org.

Easy Updates Manager

Easy Updates Manager is a light yet powerful plugin which enables you to manage all types of updates on your single site install or in WordPress Multisite, including WordPress Core Updates, Plugin Updates, Theme Updates, Major Releases, Minor Releases, Development Update, Translation Updates, Core Update E-mails, Browser Nag, WordPress Version in Footer and more.

Download Easy Updates Manager plugin from WordPress.org.

Advanced Automatic Updates

Advanced Automatic Updates adds extra options to WordPress’ built-in Automatic Updates feature. On top of security updates, it also supports installing major releases, plugins, themes, or even regular SVN checkouts!

If you’re working on a WordPress Multisite install, it will properly restrict the options page to your Network Admin.

Download Advanced Automatic Updates plugin from WordPress.org.

By |2017-01-08T19:49:49+00:00January 8th, 2017|Categories: Web Publishing|Tags: |3 Comments

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