Disable auto-updates for major versions by default in WordPress 5.6

Disable auto-updates for major versions in WordPress 5.6 on your child site.

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Execute on Child Sites


add_filter( 'allow_major_auto_core_updates', '__return_false' );


Thanks! This seems to be the filter to add to my “maintenance helper” plugin to make sure my clients won’t enable major core updates by accident while I manage their sites.

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Minor updates are normally fine for having that auto-update since they are normally bug or security fixes.

I know, and I don’t disable minor updates, but I want to be able to decide when major updates are installed. I check for updates daily, so that’s not an issue.

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WordPress 5.6 is on track to be released next week on 8th December.

WordPress 5.6 was released.

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