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Automatic updates

Automatic updates page is accessible for the Community, Developer and Business plan users.

Navigate to the automatic updates page by visiting Software > Automatic updates, or click here:

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

For each site, you have the following options:

  1. Auto-update only vulnerable components (recommended) - this option includes core versions, plugins and themes
  2. Auto-update WordPress core (whenever update is available)
  3. Auto-update plugins (whenever update is available)
  4. Auto-update themes (whenever update is available)

Turning on the auto-updates

To turn on the auto-updates feature, click the Change button of the corresponding site in the table.
You will be shown a popup, which lets you toggle auto-updates for:

  • Only vulnerable software versions
  • For all WordPress core versions (whenever update is available)
  • For all plugin versions (whenever update is available)
  • For all theme versions (whenever update is available)

To activate any of the options, toggle the buttons. (see the image below).

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

After toggling the buttons, click Update.