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  • Resolved Cyndy Otty


    Honestly, I don’t know what information is pertinent to this so please do let me know what would be helpful.

    In the last three days I have gotten three emails that my site has been updated to 3.9-alpha. Now the really odd thing is that I manually updated to this version, but I’m getting emails alerting to the automatic background update.

    In any case, I expect the initial email. A second one a day later I consider a fluke. But three emails over as many days seems to me really odd and possibly an issue.

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  • As an update, I wanted to note that I did receive emails again for two more days. (Still for the same release that I had manually updated to.)

    I’m still baffled as to what was causing this, but I finally turned off automatic updates for my test blog to stop these coming in.

    Dominik Schilling (ocean90)


    WordPress Core Developer

    Since you are on the trunk version, core updates itself to the latest nightly version, every 24 hours.

    Yeah, but the emails I was receiving were the exact same email. With the same version number from Dec. 12th.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    This one?

    WordPress site:
    SUCCESS: WordPress was successfully updated to WordPress 3.9-alpha-20131212


    WordPress 3.9-alpha-20131212
    Updating to WordPress 3.9-alpha-20131212
    Downloading update from
    Unpacking the update…
    Verifying the unpacked files…
    Preparing to install the latest version…
    Enabling Maintenance mode…
    Copying the required files…
    Disabling Maintenance mode…
    Upgrading database…
    WordPress updated successfully

    You’re actually getting a new version, they just haven’t updated the version label.

    Of course today I got 20131221 so I think they’re back on that 🙂 Don’t worry about that too much, we’re not even actively working on 3.9 to that extent yet.

    Ahh! Thanks for clearing that up Mika!

    I wanted to chime in, please tell me when I should start a new topic. I didn’t because I think this is related: I not only get 1 email every day, I get 2 (also with the same release number, now for 3 consecutive days (6 emails): WordPress 3.9-alpha-20131227). I understand Mika’s arguments, but why do we need 2 (TWO) emails for every automatic update? Can’t you merge them into 1 at least?

    First there is:

    WordPress site: http://site.tld/
    SUCCESS: WordPress was successfully updated to WordPress 3.9-alpha-20131227 
    WordPress 3.9-alpha-20131227
    Updating to WordPress 3.9-alpha-20131227
    Downloading update from
    Unpacking the update...
    Verifying the unpacked files...
    Preparing to install the latest version...
    Enabling Maintenance mode...
    Copying the required files...
    Disabling Maintenance mode...
    Upgrading database...
    WordPress updated successfully

    immediately followed by:

    Howdy! Your site at http://site.tld has been updated automatically to WordPress 3.9-alpha-20131227. 
    No further action is needed on your part. For more on version 3.9, see the About WordPress screen:
    If you experience any issues or need support, the volunteers in the support forums may be able to help.
    Support Forums
    The WordPress Team


    Yeah, like @oriste, I’m noticing multiple daily emails sometimes as well.

    Honestly, I think there should be some way to turn off the emails while maintaining the updates when running bleeding edge because this frequency is almost feeling like spam.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    If you don’t want to filter the emails, then know that the first email is the debug info. It can be disabled. can do that for you 🙂

    @mika, I tried to find an option to suppress the debug mail but couldn’t find anything at the included link. Care to explain how to do it?

    @oriste – Once you install the plugin, the options can be found in Settings > Advanced Automatic Updates. The debug option is at the bottom.

    Ouch! That was so obvious, I don’t understand how I missed it.
    Thanks a lot @ceo!

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