Control Automatic Updates in WordPress

One of the new features in the WordPress 3.7 is the ability for WordPress to be able to update itself. This has also been one of the more controversial features, but personally the new ability to had WordPress automatically update when a new security update is available is a fantastic idea. If you are not comfortable with WordPress auto updating you have a couple of choices to turn off auto updates.

If you are comfortable with editing the WordPress configuration file you can easily following the instructions at Just a simple matter of editing your wp-config.php file and adding the following line:

[php]define( ‘AUTOMATIC_UPDATER_DISABLED’, true );[/php]

If you do not want to mess with code, and lets face it most people don’t, you can check out the new plugin called Update Control. It looks like it gives you the control you would want to control your automatic update all without editing the wp-config.php file.


Which method do you prefer?

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