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  • Seriously WordPress, you [redacted] up bigtime here.

    I just got an e-mail telling me that ‘WordPress has been automatically updated’. What the f*@#!? Who said you could do that? Now my WordPress site doesn’t work anymore and I may go and find where the problem lies and how to fix it. Thanks a million!

    I HAVE NOT configured anything like this nor have I ever been notified of an automatic update feature. Have you even considered that (many) people tweak WordPress?

    [moderator note: This is a public place and it behooves you to behave properly here. thanks.]

    • This topic was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by Steve Stern.
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  • Moderator Steve Stern

    (@sterndata)

    This is, and has been, the default behavior for WP for a long time. Minor upgrades (e.g. 4.7 to 4.7.1) are automatic. Major upgrades (4.6 to 4.7) are not.

    You can change this if you like:

    https://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_wp-config.php#Disable_WordPress_Auto_Updates

    (many) people tweak WordPress?

    Modifying WP core files is A Bad Idea.

    So, what error are you seeing?

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by Steve Stern.

    FYI, WordPress has had automatic updating for minor versions enabled by default since the release of WordPress 3.7, in October 2013.

    So, that’s been enabled for almost three and half years now, give or take.

    Ok, i’ll play the devil’s advocate here… yes to all above, but it’d be nice if there was a checkbox/opt out/warning on the welcome screen.

    Hi, it happend to me too, if you are using a VPS you can verify if you have snapshot service activated and you return to your old version.
    For my case it saved me!

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    Ok, i’ll play the devil’s advocate here… yes to all above, but it’d be nice if there was a checkbox/opt out/warning on the welcome screen.

    @perthmetro I can state with confidence that that will never, ever, happen. It makes zero sense for us to allow sites to knowingly and willingly remain insecure behind a simply user-friendly checkbox.

    There are ways to disable automatic updates if you so choose. We have big guides detailing exactly how to do that. But it won’t ever be a user-facing option, because a user should never have an option that is essentially “make my site less secure”.

    johnfotios

    (@johnfotios)

    WordPress has a responsibility to keep the web a secure place, so I don’t think prompting users to opt out of minor security updates is a good move.

    • This reply was modified 3 months ago by johnfotios.
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