Automatic Updates

Update your vulnerable components automatically

On the Automatic Updates subpage, you can see which sites have auto-updates enabled. You can turn automatic updates for each of your sites on or off.
Patchstack also has an option to only auto-update the components which have vulnerabilities detected.

Automatic Updates feature is available since version 2.0.11. So, if there is no possibility of turning auto-updates on, make sure you have the latest version of Patchstack installed on your site.

For each site, you have the following options:

  1. Auto-update only vulnerable components (recommended)
  2. Auto-update WordPress core
  3. Auto-update plugins
  4. Auto-update themes
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On the picture we can see that one site has the old Patchstack plugin version installed, so we cannot change the automatic updates settings.

Turning on Auto-Updates

To turn on the Auto-Updates feature, click on Change in the corresponding table row.
You will be shown a popup (see the image below).

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To activate any of the options, toggle the buttons.

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Keep in mind that updating components could potentially break your site, but for safety reasons, it is recommended to auto-update at least your vulnerable components.

After toggling the buttons, click Update.


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