Should We Disable Plugin Updates in WordPress?

In this article, we will discuss Should we disable plugin updates in WordPress and what could be the consequences of doing so.

Many WordPress users think that plugin updates can break their site. If you are using the best WordPress plugins with a standard compliant WordPress theme, then chances of an upgrade breaking your site are very low.

Plugin updates not only offer new features, they also patch security vulnerabilities, improve performance, and fix compatibility issues with latest or upcoming versions of WordPress. By not updating plugins, you are intentionally compromising security and stability of your WordPress site.

However, If you still must disable plugin updates on your site, we will show you how you would do that.

  1. Install and activate the Easy Updates Manager plugin. Easy Updates Manager allows you to manage all WordPress updates including core, plugin, theme, and translation updates.
  2. Upon activation, you need to visit Dashboard -» Update Options to manage plugin settings.

Disable All Plugin Updates in WordPress

  1. Click on the ‘General’ tab and scroll down to ‘All Plugin Updates’ option. Click on ‘Disabled’ to turn off all plugin updates.
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  2. Click on the save changes button to store your settings.

Selectively Disable Updates for Specific Plugins in WordPress

You can also selectively disable updates for some WordPress plugins by click on the ‘Plugins’ tab. There you will see a list of all installed plugins on your WordPress site.

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You can just click on ‘Disallow Updates’ below a plugin to disable updates for that specific plugin.

That’s all, hopefully this article helped you know more about should we disable plugin updates in WordPress. Is it simple? You can choose the best solution for you. Please leave a comment in this post so that I can view your opinion. If you have any further questions for us, don’t hesitate to put it up in the comments. See you again in orther tutorials!

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