Easy Updates Manager

Description

Easy Updates Manager is a light yet powerful plugin which enables you to manage all types of updates on your single site install or in WordPress Multisite. With loads of settings making endless possibilities for configuration, Easy Updates Manager is an obvious choice for anyone wanting to take control of their websites updates.

Features Include

  • All Updates – This setting quite easily just overrides all other settings and disables everything.
  • WordPress Core Updates- This setting is used to toggle on and off the WordPress core updates.
  • Plugin Updates – This setting is used to disable all plugin updates on your website.
  • Theme Updates – This setting is used to disable all theme updates on your website.
  • Major Releases – This setting toggles whether or not you want the major WordPress core versions to automatically update themselves.
  • Minor Releases – This setting toggles whether or not you want the minor WordPress core versions to automatically update themselves.
  • Development Updates – This setting toggles whether or not you want the bleeding edge version of WordPress to automatically update itself.
  • Plugin Updates – This setting can either automatically update all your plugins, or automatically update any select plugins you want.
  • Theme Updates – This setting can either automatically update all your themes, or automatically update any select themes you want.
  • Translation Updates – This setting can unable automatic updating for translation updates.
  • Core Update E-mails – This setting disables the core update e-mails.
  • Browser Nag – This setting removes the WordPress browser nag which appears when you are using an older browser.
  • WordPress Version in Footer – This setting will remove the WordPress version in the admin footer on your website.
  • Disable plugin updates and automatic updates individually by selecting which plugins on a table. Also able to bulk select plugins.
  • Disable theme updates and automatic updates individually by selecting which themes on a table. Also able to bulk select themes.
  • The ability to block users from configuring the settings.
  • The ability to select which users can still see and perform updates.
  • The ability to update some third party plugins.
  • Logging plugin updates

For more information on how to use Easy Updates Manager, check out our website and wiki.

If you want to contribute to the translation, please go to https://translate.wordpress.org/, select your language and search for plugin Easy Updates Manager. We appreciate all the translation help we can get.

Screenshots

  • Single site install settings page location
  • Multisite install settings page location
  • General Tab with main options
  • Plugins tab with individual options allowed
  • Logs feature
  • Advanced Tab

Installation

Installing Easy Updates Manager in your WordPress Dashboard (recommended)

  1. You can download Easy Updates Manager by going into your ‘Plugins’ section and selecting add a new plugin
  2. Search for the plugin by typing ‘Easy Updates Manager’ into the search bar
  3. Install and activate the plugin by pushing the ‘Install’ button and then the ‘activate plugin’ link
  4. Configure the plugin by going to the ‘Updates Options’ section in your admin area under the Dashboard

Installing Easy Updates Manager through FTP

  1. Upload the Easy Updates Manager folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory (make sure it is unzipped)
  2. Activate the Easy Updates Manager plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure the plugin by going to the ‘Update Options’ section in your admin area under the Dashboard

Activate the plugin after installation. If you are on Multisite, the plugin must be network-activated.

For additional information for Easy Updates Manager check out our wiki.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Installing Easy Updates Manager in your WordPress Dashboard (recommended)

  1. You can download Easy Updates Manager by going into your ‘Plugins’ section and selecting add a new plugin
  2. Search for the plugin by typing ‘Easy Updates Manager’ into the search bar
  3. Install and activate the plugin by pushing the ‘Install’ button and then the ‘activate plugin’ link
  4. Configure the plugin by going to the ‘Updates Options’ section in your admin area under the Dashboard

Installing Easy Updates Manager through FTP

  1. Upload the Easy Updates Manager folder to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory (make sure it is unzipped)
  2. Activate the Easy Updates Manager plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Configure the plugin by going to the ‘Update Options’ section in your admin area under the Dashboard

Activate the plugin after installation. If you are on Multisite, the plugin must be network-activated.

For additional information for Easy Updates Manager check out our wiki.

Do you support older WordPress versions?

Version 6.x.x should support WP versions 4.0 and up. Version 4.7.0 should support WP versions 2.3 – 4.0.

Since WordPress is constantly changing, this plugin will always strive to support the latest version of WordPress. As there are many security vulnerabilities reported, please always keep WordPress as up-to-date as possible.

Unfortunately, we do not support older versions of WordPress or the non-current release of this plugin.

How do I change the WordPress update notification e-mail?

Go to the General tab in our settings. You can enter a single email address, or multiple if you comma separate them.

Automatic Updates

Check out our video on how the automatic updating works in WordPress.

How Do I Enable Logging?
Does Logging work with Jetpack Manage?

Not currently.

Does Easy Updates Manager work with third party plugins and themes?

Since third party providers use custom update mechanisms, we cannot guarantee that they will work with Easy Updates Manager.

Additional Information and FAQ

For additional information and FAQs for Easy Updates Manager check out our wiki.

Reviews

Great Plugin

Great plugin. Sorry for my earlier review. It was my fault, not the designers.

So worth it

Awesome, useful plugin. I’m a developer and in my case I use my own theme or child theme so I like to disable theme updates. I also customize a lot of plugins that I download which I don’t want to get overwritten when I do an update, so in certain cases I want the plugin updates disabled.

A bit Confusing

I find it soooo confusing. It’s creepy to use a plugin like this not fully understanding it. And it’s not easy to understand what I am doing in that Dashboard. To me, doesn’t make much sense.
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Update: I still find it confusing but also very useful. It seems most of the people don’t have problems undertstanding it’s workflow so I guess the problem is in me this time.

What a Fab Plug in

As a web designer I use 1&1’s managed WordPress but on this occasion there was a blip in the way this account was set up and it had to revert to their standard plan.

I believe I have a duty to ensure my clients have the latest version of WordPress as it becomes available and the last thing I need is to spend time doing this manually.

Easy Updates Manager is the perfect answer. A simple UI and perfect results – it also ensures updates quicker than 1&1’s managed process.

Highly recommended.

Read all 347 reviews

Contributors & Developers

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

Contributors

“Easy Updates Manager” has been translated into 5 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

7.0.0

Released 2018-01-28

  • Admin UI overhaul based on past data. It is now very obvious which settings are enabled. Thanks for all the feedback.

6.4.8

Released 2017-11-24

  • Fixing plugin and theme tab CSS issues.

6.4.7

Released 2017-11-24

  • Fixing theme tab style issue.

6.4.6

Released 2017-11-24

  • Added icons to the plugins and themes screen to align it with WordPress 4.9.

6.4.4

Released 2017-11-07

  • Removed wizard. It was annoying too many people. A better admin UI may help with this.
  • Bug fix: tracking could not be disabled if you enabled it, and Reset All Options. Tracking be disabled under the Advanced Tab.
  • Enhancement: Logs now show a From (version) and a To (version) to satisfy a user feature request and will hopefully make logs that more useful.

6.4.0

Released 2017-08-01

  • New wizard for new users of the plugin. Automatic updates are recommended by default.

For past changelogs, please visit our GitHub.