Support » Plugin: Contact Form 7 Extension For Mailchimp » Cannot disable auto update

  • Resolved JKEngineer


    WordPress 5.5 core provides for auto updates. It is supposed to default to disabled. This plugin not only defaults to enabled, but it refuses to be disabled.

    There are solid cases to be made for using manual updates, including hands-on review of what to update, the ability to create a backup before updating, and the ability to immediately review the impact of the update on the site.

    The WP backend interface provides for disabling auto updates. This plugin refuses to comply.

    The plugin author’s top post “DO NOT POST ISSUES HERE! (Please Read)” points to another place to post issues. I looked there. It is completely off target for an issue like this.

    Unless it is cited as a serious security issue, I generally do not install updates that are less than 1 day old. I had, in fact, just looked at my site’s backend and saw that a brand new update was available. I opted to not install it yet. About 15 minutes later I received an email notification that the plugin had updated itself.


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  • Plugin Author Renzo


    Checkbox to enable/disable auto updates work well.

    If you need further help: Come to and use our Live Help feature (Huge green bottom visible in any page bottom-right corner).  



    It does not work at all.
    I will contact your live help during hours tomorrow.

    I have screenshots of the system ready to apply Disable and the result after applying, with “auto updates enabled” still visible.

    I have this same issue. I manually update my sites, but this plugin has automatic updates enabled and I can’t turn them off in any way, how can I disable this behavior?

    Thanks in advance.

    It seems that this plugin has its own auto update setting, not the one provided in the Plugins admin page with the auto updates column.

    If you go into a cf7 form that is using it, then go to the “ChimpMatic Lite” tab.

    Scroll down to the bottom, click “show advanced settings”.

    You will find an option in here:

    Auto Update. [] Auto Update Auto Update Chimpmatic Lite

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