Disable All WordPress Updates


This plugin completely disables the theme, plugin and core update checking system in WordPress. The plugin prevents WordPress from
checking for updates including cronjobs, and prevents any notifications from being displayed.

It’s very important that you keep your WordPress theme, core and plugins up to date! If you don’t, your blog or website could
be susceptible to security vulnerabilities or performance issues.

If you use this plugin, make sure you keep yourself up to date with new releases of your active WordPress version, plugins
and themes and update them as new versions are released (simply by deactivating this plugin for a short time).

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  1. Download the plugin and unzip it.
  2. Upload the folder disable-wordpress-updates/ to your /wp-content/plugins/ folder.
  3. Activate the plugin from your WordPress admin panel.
  4. Installation finished.

With activating the plugin all theme, core and plugin update checkings are disabled. If you want to have a quick look if new versions
are existing, simply deactive this plugin for a short time.

ਅਕਸਰ ਪੁੱਛੇ ਜਾਂਦੇ ਸਵਾਲ

What can I do to be up to date with new releases of my WordPress version, plugins and themes?

Simply deativate the plugin for a short time. In case new versions are available you see the WordPress notifications.


9 ਅਪ੍ਰੈਲ 2024
I can confirm that this plugin not only deactivates most notifiaction banners and disables the communication with wordpress but also blocks the communication with the wordpress-update-checker and THIS is a huge plus! Without this regular checking all pages I installed the plugin run way faster, especially when I have Woocommerce active.
15 ਜੂਨ 2023
It’s amazing how much faster the admin is with this plugin. It would be nice if the indicator in the admin-bar could be turned off, even through a hook, but whatever – it’s good enough for me like this.
15 ਜੂਨ 2023
Thank you for your service to speed and sanity Oliver! 🙏 This instantly solve a large amount of unnecessary Admin speed issues. ⚡️ Just try it for a few minutes, and compare your Admin speed before and after activating! Set yourself up a separate Wordpress instance with the free MainWP plugin, and use that for managing all your site updates automatically, manually, or a mix from there instead. I’ve been working with Wordpress for about 15 years. This is the way. 💪
4 ਨਵੰਬਰ 2022
Speeds up the admin pages. Goes to show how poorly optimized the default update checking is. Not to mention the irritating notices some plugin authors nag us with at the top of screen that can’t be removed. Those notices are the reason I installed this plugin.
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ਯੋਗਦਾਨੀ ਤੇ ਵਿਕਾਸਕਾਰ

“Disable All WordPress Updates” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Fixed PHP warnings (thanks TetsuyaXD!)


  • Added admin bar notice when plugin is enabled to remember admins that WordPress updates are disabled (thanks zimisun!)


  • Disable plugin/theme update site health checks (thanks lucha!)


  • Improved WordPress HTTP API level blocking of outgoing wordpress.org API checks (thanks luizkill!)


  • WordPress 5.3 compatibility


  • Improved WordPress HTTP API level blocking of outgoing wordpress.org API checks (thanks tiennoub!)


  • PHP 7.2 compatibility (Thanks catmaniax!)


  • Performance improvements (Thanks again jneto81!)


  • Remove ‘update plugins’ option from bulk operations select list (Thanks goruha!)


  • Performance improvements (Thanks again jneto81!)


  • Performance improvements (Thanks jneto81!)


  • Performance improvements (Thanks dominicp!)


  • WordPress 4.7 compatibility
  • PHP 7 compatibility


  • Fixed a PHP notice


  • Hide maintenance and update nags


  • Check for already defined constants (Thanks Andreas Ek!)


  • WordPress HTTP API level blocking of outgoing wordpress.org API checks


  • Improved blocking of outgoing wordpress.org API checks which caused slow speed on local environments (Thanks Makapaka!)


  • Update indicator not showing in the front-end toolbar anymore (Thanks flixflix!)


  • Fixed an issue that still allowed WordPress to update minor (security and maintenance) versions


  • Disable all automatic background updates (thanks sLa NGjI’s)

  • Fixed a PHP notice on dev environments (thanks dejernet)


  • Significant performance improvements when disabling updates (props flynsarmy)

  • Minor updates


  • New plugin maintainer. Hello. 🙂 Name’s Oliver.
  • Code rewrite and cleanup


  • Name and URL Update (German plugin description updated)


  • URL Update because of permalink changes


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