Support » Plugin: WordPress Beta Tester » Deactivating plugin does not stop updates to beta releases

  • Resolved Chris


    Thank you for the plugin! Works well, but I still have one issue: I used the plugin (v 1.0) to test “Point release nightlies”. Then I wanted to switch back and wait for the next official stable version. (Mainly in order to stop the notification emails.)

    According to the plugin settings: “By default, your WordPress install uses the stable update stream. To return to this, please deactivate this plugin.” So I deactivated it, but still I keep receiving many emails like: “SUCCESS: WordPress was successfully updated to WordPress 4.2-beta4-32051” Anything else I need to do?

    PS: In a future release I would appreciate an additional option where you can turn off the email notifications. I use the plugin only on a blog that serves no other purpose than testing, where this information is not actually needed and it would be great not to have to dig into the code to make manual changes. Thanks!

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  • Same problem, and I see nobody is responding.

    In my case, after the update to WP 4.2 and 4.2.1, I’m on a 4.3 alpha even though the plugin has been disabled, and WP has been reinstalled from the downloaded files.

    So is there a solution?

    This is a portly designed plugin. It should revert you to stable releases upon deactivation or that option should be added. FWIW: I didn’t have this problem with previous releases of this plugin.


    A week later, and I hear crickets.


    Please see my response to your Review of this plugin, in that section.

    Hope it helps.

    Having the same issue. I even deleted the plugin but keep getting the update notices, which is more surprising. Any tips please?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Plugin Review Team Rep

    It’s not a bug in the plugin, it’s how WordPress works.

    If you don’t want to be on WP Betas anymore, you have to install WP stable. Which IIRC the plugin gives you an option to do. Once you reinstall stable, then you stop getting updates for betas.

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