Automatic WordPress Plugin and Theme Updates

With the release of WordPress 3.7 you now can have your plugins and/or themes update happen behind the scenes.

To enable automatic updates for plugins, use the following:


add_filter( 'auto_update_plugin', '__return_true' );

To enable automatic updates for themes, use the following:


add_filter( 'auto_update_theme', '__return_true' );

More infomation available on the WordPress Codex

Jake Bresnehan

A Front End Developer based in Sydney and the creator of Web Design Weekly.

Web Design Weekly keeps developers at the forefront of techniques and trends whilst helping them learn and grow to produce top quality code to make the web a better place for all.

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