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define ( ‘WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE’, false );

In this tutorial you will discover how to disable WordPress updates, via the wp-config.php file.

If you want to disable WordPress updates using a simple plugin check this tutorial: https://youtu.be/pU2GXsJ-tbg

The biggest reason you would want to stop WordPress background updates is because in rare cases they can break your website. Normally, you would want to backup your website before every update so that you can restore it just in case something goes wrong.

The first thing you’ll need to do is log into your website’s root folder either via your cPanel or FTP and open the wp-config.php.

Inside that file, just above where it says “Stop Editing, Happy Blogging” paste in the code shown directly below.

define ( ‘WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE’, false );

That is PHP code that tells WordPress not to auto update the core files.

Once that code is in place make sure…

5 Comments

  1. Hello in my website i want to change the little logo left on the website if you understand.I want to change this wordpress icon can i change it or not?

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