How to turn off emails for automatic WordPress updates • WordPress Help

I think almost everyone will agree that automatic updates of WordPress security and maintenance versions introduced in version 3.7, they are an improvement of those that mark differences, but it also has its things, like the update notices.

Because, let's see, if you do not want WordPress to bother you having to update the security versions. What does it mean to notify you by email when it has done so? we had not been in that we trusted WordPress?

Ok, that's fine to have us informed but what does it mean when it has been updated? Nothing.

So said and done, we will see how to remove those annoying WordPress messages that has been updated to this or that version and that is very cool and protects you from such and such

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Disable WordPress update emails with plugin

The most immediate solution, although you will tell me that a little beast, is to use such a plugin Majete and tremendous like Easy updates manager . That's right, it works for many other things, all related to WordPress updates, but among them is exactly what we are looking for: to deactivate that nightmare of emails that WordPress has been updated .

install, activate and go through the settings page, located in a prominent place as a submenu of the Desktop Start, and in the first tab you have it, there a little below, where it says Notifications . Just change the box to Disabled save the changes and fixed

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Incidentally, although I have already noted at the beginning, this plugin is the boat host . Everything related to the updates – or not – of WordPress you can manage with it, so take a look because it deserves it. As a summary it allows you all this:

  • Of course, disable the warning emails
  • Activate / deactivate all updates
  • Activate / deactivate the major updates
  • Activate / deactivate minor updates
  • Activate / deactivate automatic updates of plugins
  • Activate / deactivate automatic updates of themes
  • Deactivate automatic updates of translations (that in case you did not know they are updated alone taking advantage of any other update)
  • Decide which users can see and activate updates
  • Activate / deactivate automatic updates of plugins and themes one by one
  • … some more things

What's said, a gem

Disable emails from WordPress updates with code

If you prefer do not install a cojonoplugin like the previous one, but do it stylish and super pro 13]then nothing simpler to add to this utility plugin or to the file functions.php this line that I put at your disposal with great pleasure:

Save the changes and live the life, which are two days.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more . If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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WordPress 3.7.1

 wordpress 3.7 Just released a few minutes ago the version 3.7.1 of WordPress which solves some bugs of the final issue of WordPress 3.7 . It is a maintenance update recommended for all users.

This update is also historical, because it is the first one – if you have already updated WordPress 3.7 – it will be updated alone without your intervention. You just have to wait a bit, do not rush it is not immediate.

Activate automatic updates also to major versions

As of version 3.7 WordPress is automatically updated by itself to maintenance and security versions but by default it is not updated also to major version changes, such as for example 3.7 at 3.8 .

I do not recommend it, because the major versions always include important changes that can cause incompatibilities with plugins and themes, but if you are totally sure of what you do, and always use the default themes and plugins always updated, you can activate automatic updates in the background also for major version changes .

Just add this line to your WordPress configuration file ( wp-config.php ):

You save the changes and WordPress will be updated constantly and on its own, not only to maintenance and security releases but also to major versions and inclus or development (alphas, betas and RC).

As I said before, use it only if you have very clear where and why you do it .

How to turn off automatic WordPress updates

By default, if you do nothing, WordPress will automatically update to all new minor versions, maintenance and security, something totally reliable and safe, but there may be occasions or installations where you do not want this behavior by default. [19659002] Fortunately you can easily deactivate and regain absolutely control over what to update and what not in WordPress . Just add this line to your WordPress configuration file ( wp-config.php ):

Once you save the changes WordPress will not automatically update itself again , will require your intervention for updates, for all, minors and seniors.

Check if you can automatically update WordPress 3.7 • WordPress Help

One of the novelties of WordPress 3.7 actually the fundamental one, is the ability to update itself automatically in the background, without our intervention, but it does not work in all installations.

Whether you want update as if you have already updated but WordPress does not update automatically, there are several reasons why this may happen and your WordPress does not update automatically on your own.

Either due to problems with permissions, absence of OpenSSL support or use version control, there are around 20% of WordPress installations that will not update automatically, but WordPress does not tell you the reason, simply informs you that it will not be updated on your own.

If you want to know the reasons it's simple, you just have to install a fresh plugin, Background update tester go through the plugin page, which you'll find in " Desktop -> Update T ester "and see why your WordPress does not update automatically

WordPress 3.7 – News

Well, the wait has not been so long either, right? And yes, we already have here the final and public version of WordPress 3.7 a version about which there were no great expectations but that, to the surprise of many, is going to change our way of seeing and using WordPress and is going to be a revulsive for the implementation of WordPress in many sectors.

And is that the new feature of automatic updates in the background is absolutely revolutionary and will assume that completely change the vision of WordPress have many users, let alone companies and professionals looking for a powerful and versatile web creation and editing system, easy to use, safe and at the same time thought about the end user and the developer .

Come on, I do not need to remind you that WordPress has it all, and now sooo much more do we make a list of the WordPress news 3.7 ? …

They seem little news but they are really important, revolutionary .

Note: for a few hours, probably by mistake of mine, it was updated to 3.8 Alpha but it is already fixed .

Disable update notifications only for inactive plugins

We have already seen several ways to disable WordPress update notices whether for theme, plugins or WordPress itself, but it's not always a good idea because keeping WordPress updated is a priority security .

Now, sometimes we store inactive plugins that we do not want to delete for multiple reasons either because they are old versions that we use sometimes for very specific questions or for simple affection. But, I do not know about you, but the devils take me to see the notice of pending updates, which makes you go "to see what there is" to discover that they are those old inactive plugins with which you will not lose even a second.

Well, no problem, you can add a function to your function plugin for disable update notifications only for inactive plugins .























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// No update notification for inactive plugins

function update_active_plugins ( $ value = '' ) {

if ( ( isset ] () $ value -> response ) ) && ( count ( $ value ] -> response ) ) ) {

// We get the list of active plugins

$ active_plugins = get_option ( 'active_plugins' ) ;

] if ( $ active_plugins ) {

// We start to compare the value $ value-> response to know which ones are inactive by their grouping

foreach ( $ value -> response as ] $ plugin_idx = > $ plugin_item ) {

// If the answer is that it is not active we remove it from the notices so that WordPress does not ask for updates of them

if (! in_array ( $ plugin_idx $ active_plugins ) ) ]

unset ( $ value -> response [ $ plugin_idx ] ) ;



else { [19659004] // If there is no active plugin, we leave it as it should be by default

foreach ( $ value -> response as $ plugin_idx = > $ plugin_item ) {

unset ( $ value -> response ) ;




return $ value ;


add_filter ( 'transient_update_plugins' 'update_active_plugins' ) ; // Hook for 2.8. +

// add_filter ('option_update_plugins', 'update_active_plugins'); // Hook for 2.7.x

This bit of code will fulfill its function. And surely more than one you have out there inactive plugins that you have love but do not want to bother your update notices right?

WordPress 3.7 beta 2 • WordPress Help

 wordpress 3.7 The second beta of WordPress 3.7 is now available for download and testing, especially in the matter of automatic updates in the background, the most important new feature this version.

The novelties of WordPress 3.7 are still what we have already seen that, by way of summary, are these:

WordPress 3.7 beta 1 – Best searches and automatic updates • WordPress Help

 wordpress 3.7 The first beta of what will be the next major version of WordPress is now ready, in which you can try and enjoy some of the WordPress 3.7 news that we have been announcing

One of the most relevant developments, which we have already been commenting on, is the update in the background which will include the language packages, including those for the default themes , if your installation of WordPress is not in English, something that all of us will appreciate.

Another novelty of WordPress 3.7 is the improvement of the password strength meter now using the Dropbox zxcvbn library which favors the strength of semantic keys in front of those impossible to remember. This is because a key with 4 dictionary words has been shown to be harder to hack than one with all kinds of characters, being also easier for the user to remember.
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Also, and perhaps this is the novelty that you most appreciate in your daily use of WordPress, now the search results will take into account the relevance of what you are looking for . In the new algorithm if the keyword you are looking for is in the title it will appear first if it is only in the content of an entry or page.

Data to reflect on the security of WordPress

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The other day I was seeing data and information about security attacks that he had – and has – WordPress and the truth is that some of them were revealing, of those that lead to consider where the problems are really .

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A graphic that illustrates what I say is the following …

 causes of hacking wordpress

We usually attribute "WordPress" security problems or vulnerabilities, but the reality is quite different, well WordPress is safe .

In this part of an infographic that provides more data, something that we are not always conscious enough rebels about, that most of Successful attacks are the fault of the server where we have hosted WordPress which leads the list of " guilty " with 41%.

They follow him closely, in the list of guilty parties, the issues , with 29% of vulnerabilities and plugins, with 22% .

Far is the element in which we care most often: the strength of passwords. Of course, this does not mean that we should be lax in this matter, because that 8% depends on us and we must not neglect it, but we must not pay attention to the main possible causes of the insecurity of our WordPress and take action.

What measures?

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I know you read me and they will sound to you, but it never hurts to remember them, in this case applied to the data:

This is the basics, if you do not meet any point on the list you are already taking .

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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