Automatic Plugin Updates


This plugin turns on automatic background updates for plugins.

If you have plugins that you don’t want automatically updated those can be excluded from being automatically updated on the settings page for this plugin. The plugin also enables email alerts being sent for automatic plugin updates.


  • Settings Page


  1. Copy plugin files to the plugins folder.

  2. Activate the plugin.


Installation Instructions
  1. Copy plugin files to the plugins folder.

  2. Activate the plugin.


Works Perfectly

Great extension. Not sure why anyone has a bad word to say about this. It just works. Install, activate. Job done.

Easy to use & perfect for auto maintenance

This plugin is perfect for clients who didn’t want maintenance support but you want to have their website up to date. Very easy to use and I love that you can hide this plugin from others admin users. But, need to be careful if you are using custom theme, automatic plugins updates can break your site.

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Contributors & Developers

“Automatic Plugin Updates” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Minor code cleanup


  • Fixed issue with excluded plugin check when using WordPress 3.8.2 or 3.8.3


  • Initial release