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How to Disable Major WordPress Core Updates in WordPress 5.6

Originally published at: https://mainwp.com/how-to-disable-major-wordpress-core-updates-in-wordpress-5-6/

WordPress 5.6 which is on track to be released on the 8th December includes a new opt-in feature for major WordPress core auto-updates. There is a filter that will be added in WordPress 5.6 which means that the auto-updates feature can be disabled using a code snippet. MainWP offers a solid extension that allows code…

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Hopefully there will be a solution soon, to remove or disable the UI, because I don’t want my clients to enable the auto update by accident. This is discussed in https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/51698

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That core trac ticket is linked in the post. I will update the post when the existing constant is confirmed that will disable the UI element.

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  • WP5.6 : For new installations, default behavior will change: opted-in to minor updates by default and opted-in to major updates by default.

Current core ticket.
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/51742

Auto-updates UI: Consider setting it by default for new installations.
https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/51743