WordPress can automatically update your website including plugins and themes. There are slight chance that it can break your websites. For better security background auto updates were introduced in WordPress 3.7 version. By default it is only update minor release but some special cases WordPress may update your plugins and themes.
WordPress automatic update are good for WordPress security because many WordPress users never update their plugins or WordPress.
In this article I will show you how you can disable automatic updates in WordPress.
Disable Automatic WordPress Updates
There are two way to disable automatic updates:
Using WordPress Plugin
To disable automatic update you can install Disable Updates Manager Plugins.
Than configure it like below to disable automatic update
Go to Setting –> Disable Updates Manager to configure your settings.
Updating WordPress wp-config.php File
Alternatively, you can edit WordPress wp-config.php to disable automatic updates by adding below code.
define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', false );
# vim wp-config.php define( 'WP_AUTO_UPDATE_CORE', false );
Save and close file.